• 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.

  • Hotels in a dead heat to land new type of guest Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Runners cross the finish line at the 2013 New York City Marathon.

    Marathons represent big business opportunities for hotels. What properties are doing to draw in runners as guests.

  • This airline to offer free beer on some flights Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Starting in March, passengers on some Alaska flights will get free Old 55 Pale Ale made by Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling.

  • Airlines struggle back from worst travel day yet Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Storm-weary travelers sleep in the baggage claim area at Dulles International, Feb. 13, 2014.

    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.

  • Game, set, match! Wimbledon serves stellar returns Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    Amid the luxurious surroundings of Wimbledon is a chance to make an unusual investment that could see returns of over 200 percent.

  • A double dose of love for China’s retailers Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    Retailers in China are hoping to feel a double dose of love this year as Chinese Valentine's Day coincides with the Western one, a first in 19 years.

  • Stanley Ho's SJM makes fresh start with new Macau casino Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 11:25 PM ET

    MACAU, Feb 14- Macau gambling kingpin Stanley Ho helped put the former Portuguese colony on the map 40 years ago with the fluorescent, onion-shaped Casino Lisboa. Now, the pioneer of old Macau is creating a new landmark- a $3.9 billion resort that will be one of the final projects to open on China's booming Las Vegas-style Cotai strip.

  • Technology and dating: Match made in heaven? Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Choosing the right person to spend the rest of your life with is one of the most important decisions you can make, and with so many fish in the sea, more singles are heading online to find their soul mate.

  • Feb 13- Orbitz Worldwide Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday and said it was making investments to improve its airline-ticket business, sending its heavily shorted shares up 28 percent for their biggest gain since August.

  • Storm creates single worst travel day of winter Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Canceled flights are shown at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday in Morrisville, N.C.

    Travel was tied up from Atlanta to Canada as yet another storm with wet, heavy snow hit the United States.

  • Feb 13- Orbitz Worldwide Inc, an online travel agency, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as it booked more hotel stays and vacation packages. Earnings were $5.3 million, or 5 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of $314.6 million, or $2.96 a share, a year earlier.

  • More foreign travelers making trips to the US Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Tourists flood Times Square in New York.

    About 67 million international travelers visited the United States in 2012, a number boosted by a $72 million marketing program.

  • Space tourism incubating in California's desert Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 4:23 PM ET
    Virgin Galactic's WhiteKniteTwo mothership with SpaceShipTwo aboard  approaches lift-off speed for a powered test flight  at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

    The place where the Right Stuff was born is now the home of the new private space industry.

  • Travel trend: 'Get me somewhere warm now' Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    The beach bar at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa on the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

    Winter travel is up, especially among people booking near-term trips to warm-weather destinations.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Cathy West fell for Chewy the minute she saw him. Within a day, West, who lives in Orange County, California, realized something was wrong. This week all dog fanciers were focused on the parade of purebreds at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York.

  • Airports ramping up downtown rail connections Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    In April 2013, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train began service between the airport’s busiest terminal and Valley Metro Light Rail.

    Dallas, Seattle and other cities are connecting their airports to downtown by rail in hopes of easing headaches and attracting more business.

  • Phone calls on planes? Your last chance to comment Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    The FCC's deadline for public comment on permitting voice calls on planes is Friday. Many international carriers already allow it.

  • Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at 85 Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    Shirley Temple, the child star who sang and danced her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to her publicist.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Basset hounds, German shepherds and poodles sporting crazy hairdos are prancing in front of pet lovers this week at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Suzanne Dempsey, a doctor of veterinary medicine from the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has advice for would-be dog owners.

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