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  • Which Firm Is 'One of the 3 Best-Run' Web Companies? Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Online travel agency Priceline posted quarterly profit that beat analyst forecasts earlier this week, as bookings jumped 43 percent. So is the travel industry in the midst of a rebound? Mark Mahaney, Internet research director at Citigroup Investment Research, shared his best plays.

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    The corporate traveler is back, but high airfares are continuing to constrain consumer travel, according to Orbitz Worldwide President and CEO Barney Harford.

  • Analyst Watch: Go Long Expedia, Priceline Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 8:20 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Thursday.

  • Cheap Way to Make Cheaptickets Ad Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:02 PM ET

    The company launched "Too Cheap to Advertise", an online campaign where it solicited 30-second commercials from the public (for free!) in exchange for $50,000 in free travel (no cash upfront!). "Cheap is an attitude," the company says, adding that customers embrace it, "so who better to create a commercial?"

  • Google Buys Flight Search Engine; Travel Sites Drop Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 5:04 PM ET
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    Shares of online travel sites Expedia and Priceline.com fell in after-hours trading Thursday on word that internet giant Google will purchase ITA Software, a flight information software company.

  • Leisure destinations are recovering but traditional business destinations remain weak, said Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide CEO on Thursday.   "The green shoots of the recovery are coming from the leisure sector,” he told CNBC’s Becky Quick on “Squawk Box.”

  • Looking for R&R?  Check Out These Leisure Stocks Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 7:30 AM ET
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    Priceline.com was up 14% yesterday after beating Q2 earnings estimates on strong sales and bookings and guiding above expectations for its current third quarter. The company noted that its results have been and continue to be helped by strong demand for leisure travel this summer, which has been spurred by lower prices via heavy discounting.

  • Is This Rally Showing Signs of Aging? Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    Whither stocks? We are overbought, but that doesn't mean the markets will drop. Traders have been worried that the market rally is showing signs of aging; for example, the percentage of stocks below their 10-day moving average is faltering.

  • Monday Morning Movers Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    Freddie Mac up nearly 100 percent after reporting its first quarterly profit in nearly two years (excluding the dividend payment to the government). A change in accounting rules, lower funding costs, lower provisions for credit losses, and gains on the company's derivative portfolio were all factors.

  • Stocks End Lower; S&P Holds Above 1,000 Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 5:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday, despite a late attempt at a recovery, as disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G, fueled concerns about the economic recovery.

  • Stocks Fall After Jobs Miss; Banks Rise Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 1:06 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • Stocks Slide After Service-Sector Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • Futures Waver After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slight rise Wednesday, despite a drop in shares for Dow component Procter & Gamble and a sharp rise in planned layoffs for July.

  • Farrell: Just How Confident Can We Be? Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    The recovery in general is spotty. I believe it is underway, but "less-bad" news is losing its ability to inspire stock-buyers. The recession is over, in my mind, but the nature of the recovery is still to be determined.

  • Is Competitive Eating The Best Bang For The Buck? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 5:04 PM ET
    Joey Chestnut after winning the 2008 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest.

    Those of you who know me, know I love the world of competitive eating. I'm credited with bringing the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest to ESPN (I did sideline reporting for the live broadcast for two years) and I'm recognized by most of the stars of the Major League Eating tour.

  • Travel Industry Has Pockets Of Growth: Orbitz CEO Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    Although travel across the business and leisure sectors is down, there are “significant” pockets of growth, said Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide  president and CEO on Wednesday.

  • Options Traders in 'Heavy' Expedia Play Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 4:27 PM ET

    Expedia is attracting heavy call activity Tuesday, as the online travel agency continues to rebound from levels last week that neared its 52-week lows. The 20-day average options volume for EXPE is 600 contracts per day, but the first hour of today's session alone saw 7,600 calls trade against 1,000 puts

  • Priceline.com: What Options Are Saying Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 1:27 PM ET

    Priceline is trading at a five-month high Thursday and drawing bullish options activity, after reporting quarterly earnings that exceeded Wall Street estimates.

  • Oil and Dollar Tag Team on Travel Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

    Talk about the "Road less Traveled".  With the dollar at all-time lows against major currencies and the continued rise of crude oil prices, many Americans may be rethinking the summer vacations they have been planning.  Here are some companies that may feel the impact...

  • Trader Radar - Friday Mar. 7th Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 2:48 PM ET

    Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. In response to Priceline.com and Expedia, this company was founded by five of the major airlines in 2003. After being bought and sold numerous times, this internet travel site was taken public by Blackstone last year. The site has experienced some unexpected turbulence since its launch dropping today on weak domestic sales. Who is it?