JOHANNESBURG, April 16- South African investment house Brait SE is to pay $1 billion for a controlling stake in gym group Virgin Active, Brait said on Thursday, seeking to tap the growing health-conscious middle classes particularly in Africa and Asia. The fitness chain, jointly owned by the Virgin Group of entrepreneur Richard Branson and buyout firm CVC...» Read More
Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.
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CNBC's Morgan Brennan provides a preview of Disney's Q2 earnings expected after today's closing bell.
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?
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 funds are seeing an opportunity in refurbishing sporting ranches near the Rockies, attracting investors like T. Boone Pickens.
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.
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-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.
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.
Three tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawing and will split a $448 million jackpot, authorities said on Thursday.
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.
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 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 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.
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?
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 Day falls on a weekend for the second year in a row, giving Irish bars an opportunity to reel in more customers.