• 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.

  • *FDA also investigating jerky-related dog, cat deaths. The proposal is one of seven key pillars of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, an initiative designed to improve human and animal food safety and reduce food-borne illnesses by giving the FDA greater power to intervene before an outbreak occurs.

  • 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.

  • Oct 24- Wynn Resorts Ltd Chairman Steve Wynn said Caesars Entertainment Corp's withdrawal from a $1 billion casino venture in Massachusetts was surprising and would be discussed at his upcoming board meeting. Wynn is currently bidding for a Massachusetts license for a casino that would be located in the Boston suburb of Everett.

  • Macau casinos boost Wynn Resorts revenue Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:32 PM ET

    Oct 24- Wynn Resorts Ltd reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as gamblers flocked to its casinos in Macau. Revenue at Wynn's Macau casinos rose about 10 percent to $997.6 million in the third quarter, accounting for more than 70 percent of the company's total revenue.

  • *Southwest in line, Alaska Air tops estimates. Oct 24- Southwest Airlines and United Continental Holdings made more money in the third quarter as higher airfares bolstered revenue, capping a strong week of earnings for major U.S. airlines that bodes well for the current period.

  • 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.

  • Oct 21- Caesars Entertainment Inc, the latest U.S. casino operator to fall under federal scrutiny, is pulling out of a $1 billion joint venture in Boston after background checks by a local gaming regulator.

  • 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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