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  • DUBAI, April 25- Emirates signaled on Tuesday that its U.S. expansion plans were on hold until demand recovers from a slowdown that the airline has blamed on President Donald Trump's travel restrictions. The Dubai- based carrier announced last week it would reduce flights to five U.S. cities from May following a "significant deterioration" in demand.

  • ORLANDO, Fla. _ Tupperware Brands Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $47.4 million. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $532.8 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.21.

  • In his first interview since announcing the cutbacks, Tim Clark told The Associated Press that the Mideast's biggest carrier has no intention of pulling out of the 12 U.S. cities to which it currently flies. Emirates said Wednesday it was cutting 25 of the 126 weekly flights it operates into the U.S. from Dubai starting next month. Emirates' base at Dubai...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, slashed its flights to the United States by 20 percent Wednesday, blaming a drop in demand on tougher U.S. security measures and Trump administration attempts to ban travelers from some Muslim-majority nations. The Dubai government-owned carrier's decision is the strongest sign yet...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 14- For die-hard "Star Wars" collectors, this weekend's fan convention in Orlando, Florida, is a must-attend event. The annual Star Wars Celebration is the only place Walt Disney Co licensees are selling a new Luke Skywalker action figure, limited-edition Stormtrooper helmets and other coveted merchandise. The company then expanded the range...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Austin Russell, now 22, was barely old enough to drive when he set out to create a safer navigation system for robot-controlled cars. Five years ago, Russell co-founded Luminar Technologies, a Silicon Valley startup trying to steer the rapidly expanding self-driving car industry in a new direction. During an interview in an empty warehouse on a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- Luminar, a Silicon Valley start-up, is getting ready to manufacture its laser-based sensor for self-driving cars, a key component that would improve vehicle safety, the company said on Thursday. Founded in 2012 by two photonics experts, Luminar has kept a low profile in the race between automakers, startups and major technology companies...

  • April 5- WWE Inc, owner of the sports. The WWE is coming off a weekend where it sold out five consecutive nights in Orlando, including WrestleMania at the Citrus Bowl, with records for that stadium's attendance of 75,245 fans and its revenue of $14.5 million. WWE's live event business is its third-largest source of revenue, grossing $144.4 M in 2016.

  • April 5- WWE Inc, owner of the sports. The WWE is coming off a weekend where it sold out five consecutive nights in Orlando, including WrestleMania at the Citrus Bowl, with records for that stadium's attendance of 75,252 fans and its revenue of $14.5 million. WWEs live event business is its third-largest source of revenue, grossing $144.4 M in 2016.

  • March 24- SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said China's Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd would buy Blackstone Group LP's stake in the embattled U.S.-based marine park operator, sending SeaWorld' s shares up 10 percent in morning trading on Friday. Blackstone, which bought SeaWorld in 2009 for $2.3 billion, has been reducing its stake in the company since taking it...

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Wells Fargo& Co will launch a new multi-channel ad campaign, its chief executive said on Tuesday, in a further sign of the bank's efforts to regain trust after a sales scandal last year caused a sharp drop in account openings. "For our team members and customers, we want to create a culture that's better every day," Chief Executive Officer Timothy...

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Wells Fargo& Co will launch a new multi-channel ad campaign, its chief executive said on Tuesday, in a further sign of the bank's efforts to regain trust after a sales scandal last year caused a sharp drop in account openings. "For our team members and customers, we want to create a culture that's better every day," Chief Executive Officer Timothy...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- Gun owners were thrilled with Donald Trump's election in November. Trump's surprise victory on Nov. 8 turned gunmaker shares, one of the most profitable investments under his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama, into a top money-maker for traders who take a gamble on falling stock prices. Fears of gun control following mass shootings in...

  • *Wall Street mostly gains, but Dow off slightly. The surge in crude inventories to a record high slammed energy stocks, leading much of Wall Street lower, and stoked concerns a global oil glut may persist even as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries tries to prop up prices with output curbs. "The other thing unnerving the market is rapid growth in...

  • *Wall Street mostly gains, but Dow off slightly. NEW YORK, March 8- The dollar gained and stocks on Wall Street mostly rose on Wednesday after U.S. private sector hiring surged in February, underscoring the economy's strength and adding to expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. The report raised expectations of a robust U.S. Labor...

  • *Wall Street mostly gains, but Dow off slightly. NEW YORK, March 8- The dollar gained and stocks on Wall Street mostly rose on Wednesday after U.S. private sector hiring surged in February, underscoring the economy's strength and adding to expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. The report raised expectations of a robust payrolls...

  • SAO PAULO, March 6- A unit of Brazil's TRX Holding Investimentos has entered a joint venture to buy and renovate multi-family housing projects in the United States, hoping to profit from the residential rental market in the world's largest economy. TRX and U.S.-based Cornerstone Properties Ltd will contribute equally to the venture, making an initial...

  • The tentative Mexico City allocations will result in new or additional low-fare service to 15 U.S. cities, including Chicago OHare, Denver, Houston Hobby, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington- Dulles. Under the tentative award, JetBlue will receive six slot pairs to Mexico City from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles,...

  • A real estate agent shows a home to a prospective buyer in Miami.

    In local markets across the nation, there are too few listings to meet the strong buyer demand.

  • One-day prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, will stay flat or rise up to 4.9 percent, the company said. At Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, the new single-day prices range from $97 to $124. A two-day ticket at Walt Disney World will decline by $3 to $199, for example.