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  • Jan 23- Expedia Inc has acquired online travel agency Travelocity from technology company Saber Corp for $280 million in cash, the companies said in a statement on Friday, as consolidation in the online booking industry continues. The deal follows a 2013 marketing agreement in which Expedia Inc's technology powered platforms for Travelocity's U.S. and...

  • NEW YORK— Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash. The deal adds to Expedia's growing portfolio of websites. Since 2013, Expedia Inc. has been powering Travelocity's U.S. and Canadian websites and providing Travelocity access to Expedia hotel supply and customer service program.

  • Obama wrong to rip Sony without the facts: Diller Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Barry Diller speaks during the CNBC Next 25 Gala in New York on Nov. 6, 2014.

    Media mogul Barry Diller tells CNBC that Sony deserves sympathy for the hacking attack and for President Barack Obama criticism.

  • Booking.com bets on last minute reservations Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    Reserving a last minute hotel room is getting easier. Booking.com's new app is for travelers who had a flight canceled or prefer spontaneity.

  • Another day, another milestone for Alibaba Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:38 PM ET

    Reports that Alibaba may ink a deal to link the world's two fastest-growing e-commerce markets is a shot in the arm for its growth plan, analysts say.

  • Super Bowl bound? You might want to book now Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    The Vince Lombardi Championship trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl winner

    Depending on when you travel and where you stay, the price of a trip to the Super Bowl can be surprisingly affordable.

  • Halftime Trader: Buy stocks for magic $100 club Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    The IBM 7950 Harvest cryptanalysis computer, used by the NSA from 1962-1976.

    A new year means a new strategy for one trader hoping for better returns in the Halftime Portfolio challenge.

  • Strong dollar to boost travel abroad, Marriott Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Marriott New York Marquis hotel, Feb. 11, 2009.

    Bolstered by an improving U.S. economy, the dollar is once again growing strong enough to make a trip overseas attractive for Americans.

  • Travel sector battle brewing  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Discussing Expedia's growth trajectory and competition in online travel, with Henry Harteveldt, Atmosphere Research.

  • Bitcoin backers hoping 2015 will be the big one Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    This bitcoin medals are shown in this photo taken in Washington.

    Bitcoin saw a major price slide in 2014, but some experts say the cryptocurrency will see new legitimacy and stability in the coming year.

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday as initial gains vanished, as did a brief rebound in crude oil prices. "You had some traders take profits on the early gains once oil moved to negative," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey.

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.8 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to be...

  • Early Movers: PETM, BOBE, JNPR, MSFT & more Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 22, 2014

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Here are annual changes to Nasdaq-100 index Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX announced the results of its annual re-ranking of the Nasdaq 100 index, which will cause a reshuffling of several constituents.

  • Best time to book a flight is...  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt looks at new data from Expedia that tries to answer on of the most important and elusive travel questions ever.

  • Argh! The most annoying airline passengers are... Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    A survey commissioned by Expedia showed passengers that kick the rear seat are the most annoying type of airline riders, reports USA Today.

  • *Latest setback for Google already mired in privacy, other issues. BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine. Google has been in the EU's regulatory sights since 2010, and is also grappling with...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging antitrust regulators to get tough on Google and other Internet search engines and consider breaking them up. The resolution did not mention Google or any specific search engine, though Google is by far the dominant provider of such services in Europe with an...

  • INSIGHT-Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    *Google in firing line in Europe as lawmakers vote on break-up. BRUSSELS, Nov 26- When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an ageing Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants. Indeed, to many in Brussels it is Google's fellow Americans- such as Microsoft,...

  • Holiday travel deals: Expedia CEO  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Book flights early but there are still Black Friday hotel deals out there, says Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia Inc. president & CEO, discussing how travelers can save money when planning a trip this holiday season.