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  • 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.

  • SoulCycle co-founders: Planning a digital experience  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    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.

  • Six Flags Hits All-Time High on Strong Earnings  Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    "Six Flags is back and big," said James Reid-Anderson, chairman of Six Flags Entertainment, discussing how the company's deferred revenue gains is a positive indication of future growth.

  • How Much More Can Carnival Cruise Lines Take? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    Carnival Cruise Lines

    More bad news for Carnival cruise lines: Another ship adrift and reports of sick guests on an island cruise center. Will this latest wave sink the stock?

  • Restaurants Hope Tax Refunds Bring Customers Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    The higher payroll tax and rising gas prices are prompting consumers to dine out less. But could tax refunds in the mail bring relief to the sector?

  • St. Patrick's on the Weekend Means a Bigger Celebration Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 3:47 AM ET
    Happy St. Patricks Day!

    St. Patrick's Day falls on a weekend for the second year in a row, giving Irish bars an opportunity to reel in more customers.

  • Ski Season, Snow Far, Snow Good!  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    Rob Katz, Chairman & CEO of Vail Resorts, discusses the outlook on this season's skiing season and weighs in on whether his business will be impacted by the "fiscal cliff" stalemate.

  • Marriott Books Q3 Earnings Beat  Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, explains how demand for its high-end hotels helped the company beat third quarter estimates, and weighs in on a bullish forecast for 2013.

  • British men's waistlines have shrunk since the financial crisis cut the number and length of business lunches, a London tailor specialized in making suits for executives in the City said on Friday.

  • Extreme Sports Costs Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    When it comes to separating the rational from the reckless, few activities draw a line in the sand quite like extreme sports. Do you think you’re an extreme sports practitioner just because you grunt loudly when you hit a tennis ball? Well, try jumping off a 1,000-foot-tall cell phone tower with only seconds to deploy your parachute, or leaping from an airplane for a little wingsuit flying. Your attitude is likely to change.For those who participate in these sports, laughing in the face of death

    People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?

  • The Rich Are Still Skiing: Vail CEO Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 7:41 PM ET

    The wealthy are still skiing, and that helps Vail Resorts' bottom line, Chief Executive Robert Katz told CNBC Thursday.

  • 10 Cities Fit for Active Lifestyles Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Some have more parks and bicycle lanes than others. Some are blessed with perfect climates. Some are situated next to national parks. And some simply have a lot of gyms. But what they all have in common are attributes that encourage people to get outside and stay active.Click ahead to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Click to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.