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  • LONDON, Nov 8- Online gaming group bwin.party Digital Entertainment has been given permission to start offering gambling in New Jersey, the third and potentially most lucrative U.S. state to allow internet betting.

  • LONDON, Nov 8- Online gaming group bwin.party Digital Entertainment has been given permission to start offering gambling in New Jersey, the third and most lucrative U.S. state to allow internet betting.

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 8- Tourists from China have been flooding into New Zealand and now a Shanghai- based property developer has bought an upmarket resort and plans a major upgrade to attract wealthy Chinese travellers to the South Pacific country. China is the second-biggest source of visitors to New Zealand.

  • Over $1 billion in stolen art found     Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Christie's Monday night auction racked up $92 million, less than half of the early top end estimates, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Also, a look at a big find in Munich of art allegedly looted by the Nazis.

  • Time zone economics     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Allison Schrager, QUARTZ writer and economist, discusses the argument for and against daylight savings.

  • Watch: RIP giant yellow ducky Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 9:43 PM ET

    Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's much-loved giant rubber yellow duck exhibit was a victim of an earthquake in Taiwan last week.

  • Giant yellow ducky explodes in Taiwan     Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 9:02 PM ET

    Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's much-loved giant rubber yellow duck exhibit was a victim of an earthquake in Taiwan last week.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 1- Gambling revenue in the southern Chinese territory of Macau surged 31.7 percent to a record high in October year-on-year, after a week-long national holiday boosted visitation from big-spending mainland gamblers keen to punt in the country's only legal casino hub.

  • Expats prefer China: HSBC survey     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 7:47 PM ET

    China topped HSBC's annual Expat Explorer Survey in 2013. The Asia Squawk Box team debates the results.

  • Smog, so what? For expats, China has most to offer Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 1:58 AM ET

    Despite concerns about pollution and slowing economic growth, China offers expatriates the best overall experience, according to a HSBC survey.

  • *Marriott earnings/share $0.52 vs est. Oct 30- Hotels chains Marriott International Inc and Hyatt Hotels Corp reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits as a rebound in U.S. business travel boosted both hotel occupancy and room rates.

  • In contrast, RevPAR fell 3 percent for managed and franchise hotels in the Asia-Pacific region, hurt mainly by China. "A lack of demand in China, increased supply growth in China and tougher Olympic-related comparisons in Europe in the third quarter were mainly the culprits," FBR Capital Markets& Co analyst Nikhil Bhalla said.

  • *Profit 79 cents a share excluding items vs estimate of 75 cents. Oct 30- Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by increased airfares and fees for baggage and other services.

  • Watch: Outrageous sick day excuses Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 9:14 PM ET

    It's confession time: have you ever called in sick when you weren't ill? The Asia Squawk Box team discusses a survey of outrageous sick day excuses.

  • No cleavage or giggling! Law memo sparks firestorm Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    A law firm's employee memo about professional behavior has gone viral and is being blasted for what some say are sexist undertones.

  • *Egypt expects total recovery in tourism by end-2014- minister. CAIRO, Oct 29- Egypt aims to attract 13.5 million visitors next year, bringing in around $11 billion, as it launches an international campaign to lure back foreigners deterred by political turmoil, the tourism minister said.

  • *In final stages of acquisition in Britain. RIYADH, Oct 29- Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel Group, a major tourism company in the region, expects earnings to grow about 25 percent next year, aided by Saudi government spending and a planned acquisition in Britain, its top executive said.

  • Start-ups aim to take online dating offline Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Dating start-ups aim to change the game when it comes to how people meet online.

  • Baldness cure could be close—study Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 8:49 AM ET

    A breakthrough technique that can generate human hair growth shows promise for treating baldness in men and women.

  • Great white baby shark no toddler     Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    Just 200 yards off the coast of Manhattan Beach near downtown LA, an 8-foot-long baby great white shark checks out a surfer.

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