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  • Protests against ocra shows at SeaWorld' s amusement parks intensified particularly after a 2013 film, "Blackfish," documented the killing of a trainer at the company's Orlando, Florida park in 2010 by the whales.

  • Aug 13- SeaWorld Entertainment Inc's shares lost nearly a third of their value on Wednesday after the theme park operator slashed its full-year revenue and adjusted EBITDA forecast. SeaWorld said it expects adjusted EBITDA to fall 14-16 percent from previous forecast of $450- $465 million.

  • SeaWorld reports 2Q profit, but results disappoint Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. fell Wednesday after the theme park operator reported second-quarter profit and sales that missed Wall Street expectations and cut its outlook for the year. A year ago, SeaWorld reported a loss of $15.9 million, or 18 cents per share. SeaWorld shares dropped $8.41, or 30 percent, to $19.74 in midday trading.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • OSLO, June 17- Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.

  • Disney earnings preview     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan provides a preview of Disney's Q2 earnings expected after today's closing bell.

  • The expansion comes with an eye on China's fast-growing entertainment and media market, which is expected to grow to $148 billion by 2015 from around $120 billion in 2013, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' outlook for the global entertainment and media business 2011-2015..

  • What makes you happy, wealth or well-being? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:13 AM ET

    In observation of Thursday's International Day of Happiness, designated by the United Nations, we are asking: which makes you happier, wealth or well-being?

  • Man sues casino after drunken $500K loss Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    A gambler is suing a Vegas casino after he lost $500,000, arguing he should not pay his debt because the establishment got him drunk.

  • Private equity's latest play: The Wild West Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Mountains Development: View from the stretch of highway between Park City and Freestone River Ranch

    Private equity funds are seeing an opportunity in refurbishing sporting ranches near the Rockies, attracting investors like T. Boone Pickens.

  • Southwest Air pressured to break SeaWorld ties Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    The documentary "Blackfish" has inspired more than two dozen petitions calling for changes at SeaWorld animal theme parks.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks with Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman & CEO Richard Fain about how he keeps his business afloat amid controversy.

  • Carnival's big fix after Triumph's drift     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs tours the "Carnival Breeze" for an inside look at what went wrong on the "Triumph" and how the company will fix it. Hobbs also tours Royal Caribbean's "Liberty of the Seas" to check out its ice rink on board.

  • Pot tourism ready to light up in Colorado in 2014 Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

    Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

  • Travelzoo: Seeing record US travel this year     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

    Shirley Tafoya, Travelzoo's president of North America, says 2013 will see record U.S. holiday travel, boosted by more car trips.

  • What keeps customers coming back to SoulCycle, and just how much is the fitness empire growing? SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, discuss how they choose where to expand.

  • Powerball jackpot: Buyers to share $448 million Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 4:33 AM ET
    The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's draw was $448 million, the third-highest total ever.

    Three tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawing and will split a $448 million jackpot, authorities said on Thursday.

  • The 'Wild West' of Online Poker Goes Legit in US Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    The boss of UltimatePoker.com—the first legal, real-money poker site in the U.S.—told CNBC that users can only play in one state right now but not for long.

  • What Is 'Magic' About Disney     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Jaison Blair, analyst and managing director at Telsey Advisory Group, dissects Disney's quarterly earnings and estimates what the growth drivers will be for the coming years.

  • Nevada Becomes First State to Launch Online Poker Site Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Nevada has become the first state to legalize online poker play for residents of legal age. Many other states will follow suit if sites such as UltimatePoker.com prove successful.