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  • Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. fell $3.17, or 6.1 percent, to $48.17. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. shares fell $5.12, or 4.6 percent, to $106.43. But, the company expects profit in the third-quarter to range from $2.25 to $2.29 per share, falling well short of Wall Street expectations of $2.48 per share.

  • GAINESVILLE, Ga.— With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. Payment processing firms are limiting transactions, Bank of America stopped providing financing to companies that make AR-style guns, and retailers like Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— When four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city's gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. The former Trump Taj Mahal will reopen as the Hard Rock, and the former Revel will reopen as the Ocean Resort Casino. It was bought by Hard Rock International, owned by...

  • Model and AerieReal Role Model Iskra Lawrence poses during Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at Brooklyn Museum on November 13, 2017 in New York City.

    Teen retailer Aerie is gaining market share in the intimates category by appealing to real women through social media.

  • WASHINGTON— A Florida boat builder absorbs $4 million in lost business and expects more pain. A brawl that the United States provoked with its closest trading partners is starting to draw blood. China, India and Turkey had earlier begun penalizing American products in response to the U.S. tariffs on metals.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— A Teamsters union representing bus drivers and costumed characters at Disney World committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union, a labor relations panel ruled this week, upholding almost all of a judge's earlier decision. The National Labor Relations Board panel's decision comes as Teamsters...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Three conservation groups said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that federal wildlife agencies have failed for years to complete required consultations and reporting on the effects that oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could have on endangered species. The Gulf Restoration Network, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity released...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- U.S. states could reap billions in online sales tax revenue and buttress their budgets after the nation's top court ruled on Thursday that e-commerce companies could be forced to collect the money, even if they have no physical presence in a state. The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of South Dakota and against Wayfair Inc and two other online...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general is auditing the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Southwest Airlines Co after a midair incident in which an engine exploded and one person was killed. The FAA, which oversees U.S. civil aviation, said on Thursday it welcomes the inspector general's "examination of the...

  • June 21- Web.com Group Inc, a provider of internet domain name registration services, said on Thursday an affiliate of private equity firm Siris Capital would buy the company for about $2 billion in cash. The deal comes as the sector becomes increasingly crowded, with companies such as Wix.com Ltd, Weebly Inc and Squarespace seeking to gain market share from...

  • FRANKFURT, June 21- SAP SE aims to double the size of its sales and marketing software business within two years, its top salesman told Reuters, throwing down the gauntlet to market leader Salesforce. Germany- based SAP, the dominant provider of software that helps companies run back-office functions like finance and supply-chain management, recently...

  • Officials at Orlando International Airport said the expansion of face scans would speed up the time it takes for passengers to go through customs. "The process of going into and out of Orlando is going to be greatly enhanced." Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington already use face scans for some departing...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— Darden Restaurants' fourth-quarter topped Wall Street expectations, buoyed by strong sales at most of its restaurants. That's 4 cents better than what analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research predicted. Revenue increased to $2.13 billion from $1.93 billion, beating the $2.12 billion that Wall Street expected.

  • Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington already use face scans for some departing international flights, but they don't involve all international travelers at the airports like the program's expansion in Orlando would. The image from the face scan is compared to a Department of Homeland Security biometric...

  • OCILLA, Georgia, June 20- Morena Vasquez didnt want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off. I knew it was my responsibility, Vasquez said. An El Salvador native, she had crossed illegally into the United States as a teenager, and though she had lived in Georgia for 23 years, she was...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives tried to resolve the issues with PayPal. The removals followed...

  • Jeff Juger, business development director of JinkoSolar, said the $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese products "do not impact our operation in Florida because all the cells we're going to import come from Malaysia." And to deal with tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported solar panels earlier this year, Juger said the Florida plant would take...

  • CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The drugstore chain said Tuesday that it's expanding same-day deliveries, for a higher fee, to Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, DC. CVS Health runs more than 9,800 retail locations nationwide,...

  • The Trump administration announced a deal with ZTE earlier this month, but Senate leaders have sought to reverse it by tucking a provision into the must-pass defense package. The Senate approved the bill, 85-10, sending it to the House, which approved the measure last month without the ZTE provision. The Commerce Department barred ZTE in April from importing...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— The Latest on President Donald Trump announcing new "Space Force," other space initiatives.:. President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create the' Space Force' as an independent...