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