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  • 2015 travel hotspots: Cuba and...Russia? Saturday, 3 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Air Traffic Controller Robert Moreland works in the control tower at Opa-locka airport in Florida.

    Flying to Moscow can be cheaper than Miami these days—and you won't even need to visit in the winter.

  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 for fake reviews Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Italy's antitrust authority has fined TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices.

  • Place your bets! Is the Queen abdicating? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    The Queen's Christmas speech this year could be one to watch out for, as gamblers place bets on whether she will abdicate her role.

  • Lower oil equals cheap holiday flights? Nope. Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Looking to fly this holiday season? Be ready for fuller flights and higher fares, in spite of toil and trouble everywhere.

  • BEIJING, Oct 13- Universal Studios said on Monday it had a sealed an agreement to open a $3.3 billion theme park in Beijing, the culmination of a 13- year effort to enter China's fast-growing entertainment market. Tom Williams, chief executive of Universal Parks and Resorts, told a news conference in Beijing that the park would also aim to draw visitors from...

  • Mr. Khosla, tear down this gate! Beach plan nixed Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Khosla Ventures Founder Vinod Khosla.

    A judge ruled that billionaire Vinod Khosla illegally blocked access to a popular Bay Area beach and must open it to the public.

  • Park City dilemma: Vail Resorts gets its mountain Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    Flags fly on condos at the Park City Mountain Resort on Sept. 2, 2014, in Park City, Utah.

    Vail Resorts on Thursday agreed to buy out Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million in cash.

  • That was close! Park City ski season to go on Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    File photo of skiers at the Park City Mountain Resort, January 30, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

    The company that owns the bottom of Park City's most popular ski resort has agreed to pay a $17.5 million bond to maintain access to the top.

  • IMG names media industry veteran Shapiro content chief Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Sept 4- Talent management company IMG Worldwide Inc said it appointed Mark Shapiro, a media industry veteran and a former chief executive of theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp, as its chief content officer.

  • Banker ditches Wall Street, hits the wakeboard Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    Joey Flotteron doing something he loves: getting pulled really fast behind a boat.

    It didn't take Joey Flotteron very long to realize that Wall Street was not for him. But watersports are.

  • The rise and fall of Atlantic City Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Atlantic City hotel and casino Revel will shut its doors next week. As casinos continue to shut down, what's the future hold for A.C.?

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 15- Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said on Friday it would nearly double the size of its San Diego killer whale tank and expand similar enclosures in Florida and Texas amid criticism over its treatment of the animals.

  • The end of an era for roller coaster riders Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Six Flags Colossus Roller Coaster.

    Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.

  • Aug 15- Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said it would build bigger enclosures for its killer whales amid raging controversy over its killer whale shows. SeaWorld pledged $10 million for killer whale research and is embarking on a multi-million dollar partnership focused on ocean health, it said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.