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  • Dec 12- Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, rose more than 9 percent in afteroon trading during their New York Stock Exchange debut on Thursday. The stock climbed as high as $21.92 after Blackstone Group LP raised more than $2.3 billion in the year's second-biggest IPO.

  • Should Hilton have a room in your portfolio? Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    Tyler Henritze, senior managing director of real estate for Blackstone, attends the initial price offering (IPO) of Hilton Worldwide (HLT) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell on December 12, 2013 in New York City.

    Hilton's large asset holdings and better valued competitors could undermine its long term potential, two hotel industry analysts told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Dec 12- Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, rose 7 percent in their New York Stock Exchange debut on Thursday. The shares opened at $21.30 after Blackstone Group LP raised more than $2.3 billion in the year's second-biggest IPO. Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley led the IPO.

  • Dec 12- Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the world's largest hotel operator, rose 7 percent in their New York Stock Exchange debut on Thursday. Shares opened at $21.30 after Blackstone Group LP company raised over $2.3 billion in the year's second-biggest IPO. Hilton shares priced at $20 on Wednesday night, within the expected range of $18 to $21.

  • Christopher Nassetta, Hilton Hotels president & CEO, discusses Hilton's IPO, global growth and what differentiates Hilton economically from other hotels. "There is a huge amount of value and growth with the real estate we own," Nassetta says.

  • MUMBAI, Dec 12- Chef Matteo Boglione, at the newly opened Le Cirque Signature in Mumbai, says that when he was getting started at the offshoot of one of New York's elite restaurants he was told repeatedly: "We want more vegetables".

  • Hilton Worldwide raises $2.3 billion in IPO Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    The Hilton Hotel in New York.

    Hilton raised roughly $2.34 billion in its IPO on Wednesday after pricing shares toward the high end of its range.

  • Hilton raises over $2.3 billion in biggest hotel IPO Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    The Hilton Hotel in New York.

    Hilton Worldwide raised roughly $2.34 billion in its IPO on Wednesday after pricing shares toward the high end of the range.

  • Hilton on par with Marriott: Pro     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Andrew Busch says Hilton has "dramatically cleaned itself up."

  • Hilton to price IPO at $20 per share     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Hilton will price its IPO at $20 per share, and is looking at a "modest" increase in number of shares it sells.

  • Hilton to be largest hotel IPO     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs provides insight into Hilton's IPO, and how the hotel held up since the industry crash in 2008. The FMHR traders "want in" on the stock.

  • Dec 9- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported another sluggish month of sales at established restaurants, results that suggest the famed hamburger chain is losing U.S. market share to rivals.

  • Dec 9- McDonald's Corp continued to grapple with slack demand and intense competition in November, as weakness in the United States, Germany and Japan dragged on sales at established restaurants.

  • Dec 9- McDonald's Corp reported weaker-than-expected global sales at established restaurants for November, hurt by a sharp drop in comparable-store sales in the United States. The company said high competition and relatively weak customer traffic hurt sales in the United States, its second biggest market after Europe.

  • America's tallest hotel     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    Marriott is opening the tallest hotel in America, in New York, CNBC's Sue Herera reports. Janis Milham, Marriott Courtyard vice president and global brand manager, provides insight.

  • Marriott International CEO and President Arne Sorenson discusses the minimum wage and whether raising it would affect the company's bottom line.

  • Marriott's exchange move     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    Marriott International is switching over from trading at the NYSE to the NASDAQ. Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses what's behind the hotel's move and what it means to shareholders. "The world has changed and the physical location of an exchange floor is much less important," Sorenson says.

  • McFail: McDonald's out-of-touch tipping advice Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    McDonald's has committed yet another employee advice blunder, listing on its worker resource website pricey suggestions for holiday tipping.

  • NEW YORK/ SHANGHAI, Dec 4- Yum Brands Inc's KFC website in China trumpets the slogan "Trust in every bite." That message is part of the company's new "I Commit" campaign intended to reassure customers in its largest market, who have cut back on visits since Chinese media reports a year ago about excessive antibiotic use by a few KFC suppliers.

  • Diners not biting on KFC's China revival campaign Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ SHANGHAI, Dec 4- Yum Brands Inc's KFC website in China trumpets the slogan "Trust in every bite". That message is part of the company's new "I Commit" campaign intended to reassure customers in its largest market, who have cut back on visits since Chinese media reports a year ago about excessive antibiotic use by a few KFC suppliers.

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