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  • *Governor supports casino plan; Tokyo officials yet to voice support. OSAKA, Japan, April 15- The Japanese city of Osaka plans to invite operators to build a casino on a plot of reclaimed land on Osaka Bay, its governor told Reuters, pipping Tokyo in the race to attract global gaming firms to set up the country's first gambling resort.

  • Travelers seeking to conquer unexplored territory Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Elk at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

    Travelers are spending more money on a quest for something authentic. "It's almost like there's no wild places anymore," said one industry spokesman.

  • Airbnb working on plan to pay New York hotel taxes Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Airbnb app on an iPhone and iPad.

    The peer-to-peer home rental company hopes to start collecting New York hotel taxes by July 1.

  • Hedge fund manager dodges subway fare—for 5 years! Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    A high-flying executive managed to dodge paying the full fare on his daily commute for five years and paid back £43,000 ($72,000) he owed.

  • *Sees positive growth in HK, Macau stores sales in coming year. *Says decline in Jan-Mar quarter sales in HK, Macau due to high comparison in 2013.

  • SD Lottery expects less income this year than last Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    PIERRE, S.D.— The South Dakota Lottery is anticipating a slight decrease in revenue this year. Lottery officials estimate $105.7 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending in June 2014. The South Dakota Lottery Commission discussed the figures at a meeting Thursday.

  • Travel app aims to cut jet lag discombobulation Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    An iOS app uses a mathematical model to help flyers reprogram their circadian rhythm faster than going it alone.

  • Why you may want to 'consciously uncouple' taxes Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    Filing taxes after you divorce, or even separate, may be trickier than when you were together and your first "uncoupled" tax bill might deliver a major financial blow.

  • Oh, to be French: Work emails banned after 6 pm Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:29 PM ET
    France intends to protect employees from work email disturbing them outside office hours.

    French employers and unions have reached an agreement that would ban workers from checking work email or taking calls after 6 p.m., the BBC reports.

  • More credit cards nix foreign transaction fees Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    Overseas travelers are finding it easier to choose a credit card that doesn't take an extra cut for charges made abroad.

  • Junior analysts get no break despite new rules Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Barclays Capital office building in New York.

    Investment banks have attempted to cut pressure on junior analysts, but the more things change, the more they remain the same. The NYT reports.

  • Ky. panel approves incentives for 2 projects Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— A Kentucky panel has approved more than $8.5 million in state tax incentives for a Newport hotel and a Frankfort distillery. The Kentucky Tourism Development Authority approved $8 million in incentives for a planned $33 million, 150- room hotel in Newport.

  • Supersonic jet ditching windows for display screen Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Spike Aerospace developing a supersonic plane that will be windowless and replaced with display screens inside.

    Windowless cabins could be the norm within 20 years on small planes in a bid to lighten the load and improve the view.

  • World's first Ferrari Hotel to open in theme park Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:23 PM ET
    The Ferrari Hotel is scheduled to open in 2016.

    A 5-star hotel will be built in a Ferrari theme park along with rides including the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe.

  • Staycation or bleisure? Travel loves made-up words Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Hotels advertise "bleisure" packages. The Thai Tourism Authority is promoting "honeyteering." But they do "come in handy in a business sector where there's often a need to come up with clever marketing spin," said Ben Zimmer, executive producer of Vocabulary.com and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal. "

  • Kids hate doing chores? There's an app for that Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Chris Bergman of Choremonster explains how a free app could help transform doing mundane chores into a fun-filled experience for your kids.

  • Pent-up winter demand to boost travel spending Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    After more than 100,000 flights were canceled this winter, business travelers are returning to the road.

  • Atlantic City casino earnings down 35 percent Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Not even a boost from Internet gambling money and the comparison with an extremely slow period after Superstorm Sandy could prevent Atlantic City's casinos from seeing a big decline in their earnings in 2013..

  • Md. casino revenue totals nearly $78M in March Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced Monday that Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County led the group with nearly $62 million from slot machines and table games. Casino at Ocean Downs generated more than $4 million from slot machines, a more than 5 percent increase from March 2013.

  • Study: US travelers to Cuba continues to rise Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Within the first three months of 2014 alone, there were more U.S. tourists to the island than in all of 2013 from England, Germany or France, according to a report by the U.S.-based Havana Consulting Group provided to The Associated Press.

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