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  • Travelport raised about $480 million after its offering of 30 million shares was priced at $16 per share, the top end of the expected range of $14- $16. Travelport, which provides a travel commerce platform and technology services to travel agents, airlines, hotels and car rental companies, sold all of the shares on offer.

  • *151 founders include top UAE businessmen. DUBAI, Sept 25- Shares in Dubai retailing and restaurants group Marka jumped 77 percent upon listing on Thursday in the first flotation on the emirate's main stock market since 2009..

  • DUBAI, Sept 25- Shares in Dubai retailing and restaurants group Marka jumped 77 percent upon listing on Thursday in the first flotation on the emirate's main stock market since 2009..

  • Sept 24- Sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John's said there was a potential security breach involving customers' credit and debit card data at 216 of its stores and franchised locations on July 30. The chain is the latest victim in a series of security breaches among retailers such as Target Corp, Michaels Stores Inc and Neiman Marcus.

  • Sept 23- Carnival Corp will relocate its chief operating officer to Shanghai from Miami and expand his role, underscoring the increasing importance of Asia for the world's largest cruise operator. The $29 billion global cruise industry is expected to benefit in the coming years from the rise of the middle class in emerging economies such as China and India.

  • The lure of fall travel despite rising hotel prices Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    As hotels prices rise through fall, travelers are expected to hit the road, lured by new hotels, Ferrari driving packages and upgraded attractions.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 19- When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose $1.5 million after McDonald's Corp did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to protect franchisee investments.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. In July, Taco Bell started selling high-protein meals, which contain Greek yogurt options and twice the meat as in its traditional burritos and bowls.

  • Marriott's leaps into virtual-reality vacations Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:01 PM ET

    Marriott Hotels is betting in the future you will take virtual vacations.

  • Sept 18- Hyatt Hotels Corp said it will sell as franchises 38 select service hotels to a company organized by Lone Star Funds for about $590 million.

  • This is our biggest challenge: Wolfgang Puck Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    Wolfgang Puck

    Finding and keeping talent is one of the top issues facing his business, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck said.

  • Robot bartender—hard drinks from hardware Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    Makr Shakr

    Royal Caribbean is introducing a robot bartender, but the experience just isn't the same, says Issac from 'The Love Boat.' NBC News reports.

  • EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scotland's independence vote is too close to call, but the owners of hotels, pubs and restaurants are already jubilant as thousands of journalists and tourists descended on the ancient streets of Edinburgh.

  • Sept 17- Two Republican lawmakers on Wednesday asked a U.S. labor agency for more information about a recent finding that fast-food chain McDonald's Corp could be held liable for the labor practices of franchisees, a view that has alarmed many businesses.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- Shares in Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema tumbled on Wednesday after its head Vladimir Yevtushenkov was accused by Russian investigators of money-laundering in connection with the company's acquisition of oil producer Bashneft.

  • Stiffed restaurant sells NFL star receipt on eBay Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Receipt signed by LeSean McCoy as shown on eBay

    The restaurateur who publicly blasted LeSean McCoy for leaving a 20-cent tip told CNBC he won't apologize for starting the controversy.

  • Travel honchos seek clout to fight wage hikes Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Shawnta Brown worked a summer job at Skyline Sightseeing in New York City, getting paid commission only to sell bus tickets to tourists.

    The travel industry has taken a deep dive into the debate of whether new jobs created since the recession are worse than the old jobs.

  • TORONTO, Sept 16- McDonald's Corp is making its McCafe ground coffee available in Canadian grocery stores this month, the fast-food giant said on Tuesday, part of its broader campaign to win market share in a country long dominated by rivals like Tim Hortons Inc and Starbucks Corp..

  • Pimco's best investment ideas right now Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
    A Pacific Investment Management Company advertisement is displayed on a building in Hong Kong, China.

    Here are the names that Pimco's Mark Kiesel believes are the best investment opportunities right now.

  • Sept 15- The bankrupt Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City will go to auction on Sept. 24, a judge ruled on Monday, after the only bidder clashed with creditors who wanted to slow the rushed sale.