WASHINGTON— U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture. The economy gained 223,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Retailers Walgreen Co and Payless Shoesource Inc, and hotel chain group Choice Hotels International Inc on Tuesday followed the lead of General Mills Inc in removing their ads from the program. "We share your concerns and we have decided to remove our advertising from the show," said Choice Hotels, which runs Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge chains, among others.
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Europe's AC Hotels are coming to the United States in hopes of luring the millennial business traveler.
Choice Hotels president & CEO Stephen Joyce discusses its strong year thus far in 2014, and how bad weather impacts its business.
Stephen Joyce, Choice Hotels International CEO, reveals his strategy for refreshing the Choice brand, as hotel occupancy and room rates rise.
Participants in a guests survey say that a rise of 20 cents to 30 cents in gas prices won't deter them from taking a trip, the chief of Choice Hotels told CNBC.
As hotel owners are becoming increasingly optimistic - and profitable - a brighter future is driving new investments.
Stephen Joyce, Choice Hotels International president & CEO, explains why the outlook on summer travel is promising this season.
Major hotel chains are building properties featuring two hotels in one location to save on development costs during tough economic times.
Steve Joyce, President and CEO of Choice Hotels International, explains why his company is expanding rapidly amid a weak economy.
SILVER SPRINGS, Md.-- Choice Hotels International Inc. said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income jumped 5 percent to beat expectations and it issued better-than-expected full year forecast. Choice Hotels said its net income increased to $44.4 million, or 76 cents per share, for the period that ended Sept. 30.
*Credit Suisse raises Las Vegas Sands Corp price target to $53 from. *Credit Suisse raises Wynn Resorts price target to $144 from $135. *Credit Suisse raises Pinnacle Entertainment price target to $11 from.
Oct 3- Centric Health Corp:. *National Bank Financial resumes coverage of Centric Health Corp with. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 1- Choice Hotels International Inc:. *FBR cuts Choice Hotels International price target to $34 from $44;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
If you like the comfort of booking your stay on a hotel-owned website and dealing directly with the property, consider a new option, RoomKey.com, which is designed to compete with online travel agencies.
Comfort Inn is on a mission to improve customer satisfaction and be more competitive. Upgrades to furniture, fixtures, equipment and check-in areas are underway.
Just how strong is the U.S. economy right now? Good question. Tough answer. We picked four specific segments of the consumer economy and are taking a look inside the stocks to find some answers. Hotels. Restaurants. Theme parks. Appliances.
ConvergExMarket Group’s Nicholas Colas takes an annual look at “Super Bowl economics” to get a peek into the mind of the luxury consumer and this year there is very little inflation in ticket prices. What gives?
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