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HONG KONG, Feb 26- Hong Kong shares rebounded from their lowest in more than a week on Wednesday, thanks to gains by Chinese oil majors on state-owned enterprise reform hopes and by Macau casinos in anticipation February had record high gambling revenue.
TOKYO/ MACAU, Feb 26- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is willing to bet $10 billion that his Las Vegas Sands will become the leader in casino gambling in Japan, an offer he says his competitors can't match.
BANGKOK, Feb 25- Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers.
As lending options returned last year, hotel companies have ramped up construction, including Best Western, which is aiming for a more upscale market.
NASCAR's $400 million renovation of its primary stadium won't make a dent in rain delays, but it aims to appeal to a more diverse, plugged-in crowd.
Even with 100,000 flights canceled this winter and word of a new terror threat, airlines are headed for sunny skies, analysts forecast.
MILPITAS, Calif., Feb 20- Lottery officials in California were waiting on Thursday to hear from the holder of the single winning ticket of a $425.3 million national Powerball prize, a day after announcing the sixth highest jackpot drawing in U.S. history.
MILPITAS, Calif., Feb 20- Lottery officials were waiting on Thursday to hear from the holder of the single winning ticket for a $425.3 million Powerball prize bought in Northern California, a day after announcing the sixth highest jackpot drawing in U.S. history.
*Red Sea resorts quiet but some cancellations coming in. By killing two holidaymakers near one of Egypt's biggest sea-and-sun resorts, the Islamist militants behind the attack have undermined Egyptian official assurances that foreigners face no threat from the turmoil that has shaken the country since the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011..
Feb 20- A single ticket bought in the San Francisco bay area scooped the sixth highest lottery jackpot in U.S. history on Wednesday, winning roughly $425 million, lottery officials said.
Consider a five-bedroom 12,000- square-foot home in the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. For a starting price of $3,750 a night, Luxury Retreats could get you this beachfront mansion, which comes with a staff that includes a chef, butler and housekeeper. Or how about a nearly 2,700- square-foot one-bedroom duplex with a view of the Eiffel Tower?
It has rolled over 15 times and increased in value after each drawing since then, said Carolyn Hapeman, Powerball spokeswoman in New York.
Feb 19- Powerball ticket buyers lined up at corner groceries and gas stations on Wednesday with visions of hitting the $400 million jackpot in the U.S. lottery that hasn't had a top prize winner since Christmas.
Another winter storm hits the East, causing more travel headaches.
That pushed the jackpot to $400 million for the next drawing, scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game. Over the past two years, Powerball prizes have nearly doubled in size after ticket prices rose to $2 from $1 and California, the nation's most populous state, joined the game.
Marathons represent big business opportunities for hotels. What properties are doing to draw in runners as guests.
Starting in March, passengers on some Alaska flights will get free Old 55 Pale Ale made by Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling.
Hundreds of more flights are canceled as airlines struggle with storm-battered Valentine's weekend schedules.
Feb 14- Hyatt Hotels Corp recorded a better-than-expected jump in quarterly revenue as growing confidence in the U.S. economy drew more business travelers and tourists to its hotels in the Americas.
Amid the luxurious surroundings of Wimbledon is a chance to make an unusual investment that could see returns of over 200 percent.
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