Early numbers show travelers are looking to book bigger and better vacations as soon as the weather warms up.
Google is among the companies in the news after the bell.
Chinese IPOs are lining up to list on U.S. exchanges. Forget the hype, check to be sure the companies are not involved in related-party transactions.
As more Americans turn to the Internet to find love, online dating services are starting to look like the new investment darling.
Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia president & CEO, discusses Expedia's strong growth and travel trends. Khosrowshahi also explains the effects of the harsh winter weather on the travel industry.
U.S. stocks rose on Friday after the unemployment rate fell and payrolls climbed less than predicted.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Companies making headlines after the bell Thursday.
Expedia reported a higher quarterly profit as revenue topped expectations, aided by growth in hotel room nights. Its shares rose in extended trading.
Markets are in wait-and-see mode ahead of Friday's jobs report, but there are a few events Thursday that could sway the market's direction.
As some hotel chains are going smoke free, smokers can search 250,000 smoking-allowed rooms on a new booking website.
Traders await Friday's jobs report and watch emerging markets to see if the selloff can be contained.
Chinese tourists are expected to double by 2020, a new report from CLSA shows.
Kathleen Tan, CEO of Expedia Asia, says Japan is the top pick for Chinese travelers this Lunar New Year holiday.
Despite any public trash-talking, Expedia knows which fans really think their team is going all the way this year.
Expedia's ability to expand is exponential, explains Tom Barrack, Colony Capital founder, chairman and CEO.
"The names you would traditionally think of with the holidays, they've actually lagged the market," Bespoke's Paul Hickey says.
More affluent travelers are women, and they're ready to spend more on their vacations. But will the trend benefit all travelers?
Despite a stellar 5-year advance, Cramer thinks this is the cheapest momentum stock in the market.