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  • TORONTO, April 19- Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said a third of its franchised properties in the United States were hit late last year by malware that can steal guests' credit card information. Some 1,200 U.S.-based franchised properties and one hotel in Puerto Rico were affected between September 29 and December 29, spokesman Neil...

  • Airbnb: Hotel executives have 'acted on their fears'

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports the highlights of a report from Airbnb on hotel price gouging following a New York Times article on the fight between them and the hotel industry.

  • Hotels taking travel ban hit

    CNBC's Susan Li reports that the hotel industry is feeling the pinch of the Trump administration's travel policies.

  • Hotels fighting back against Airbnb

    The hotel industry has it out for Airbnb.

  • A McDonald's Corp. Big Mac is displayed on a page of the McDonald's app.

    Wells Fargo believes McDonald's will benefit from a digital ordering "first-mover advantage."

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Fast-food chain Burger King said on Wednesday it will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have become too invasive. The 15- second ad starts with a Burger King employee holding up the sandwich...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 12- Airbnb has reached new deals with dozens of jurisdictions in the United States and France to collect and pay taxes, doubling down on its effort to improve its image with local policymakers even as it face regulatory challenges around the world. The most recent tax agreements, formally announced by the company Tuesday, came in eight U.S....

  • Guests stand outside of a Hilton hotel in San Francisco, Feb. 16, 2015.

    Goldman Sachs reiterated its buy rating on Hilton Worldwide and added the company to its conviction buy list.

  • New Hard Rock Hotel to give Atlantic City a fresh start

    Jim Allen, Hard Rock International chairman; Jack Morris, Edgewood Properties CEO, and Joe Jingoli, Joseph Jingoli & Son CEO, talk about plans to turnaround the hotel and gaming business in New Jersey's Atlantic City.

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- French, German and Italian groups urged their national competition authorities on Tuesday to look into alleged anti-competitive practices by McDonald's, potentially putting the U.S. fast-food chain on course for multiple investigations in Europe. Our business model helps our franchisees secure prime real estate locations and reflects...

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- French, German and Italian groups urged their national antitrust enforcers on Tuesday to look into alleged anti-competitive practices by McDonald's, potentially putting the U.S. fast-food chain on course for multiple investigations in Europe. McDonald's, the German and Italian antitrust authorities and the European Commission did not...

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- French, German and Italian groups urged their national antitrust enforcers on Tuesday to look into alleged anti-competitive practices of McDonald's, putting the U.S. fast-food chain at risk of multiple investigations in Europe. McDonald's, the French, German and Italian competition authorities and the European Commission did not...

  • Cramer Remix: This agriculture stock is about to get much, much bigger

    Jim Cramer dug into the details around one stock’s M&A and whether it can keep running higher.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer dug into the details around one stock’s M&A and whether it can keep running higher.

  • Hotel Tonight CEO: Core market is Millennials

    Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight, is betting fans attending events like March Madness will need to book a last-minute room. He discusses the company's mobile app, which offers spontaneous bookings.

  • It was not immediately clear what impact the use of fresh beef would have on margins at McDonald's USA, which does not disclose what percentage of sales come from the Quarter Pounder. The multiyear turnaround plan launched by Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook has included menu changes that address consumers' demands for fresher, simpler food.

  • TORONTO, March 30- An Ontario court judge on Thursday approved the sale of a downtown Toronto hotel and condominium high-rise bearing U.S. The court-run sale of the tower, which includes 211 hotel rooms, 74 residential units, as well as commercial, retail and amenity space, had received no bids apart from JCF Capital's stalking horse offer of C $298 million.

  • March 30- Fast food giant McDonald's Corp said on Thursday it would make its Quarter Pounder burgers with fresh beef, prepared when ordered, by mid-2018 in most of its restaurants. The company has been implementing changes to attract more diners, phasing out the use of eggs from caged hens by 2025, and also removing artificial preservatives and high fructose...

  • Increase in cruise travel is expected to continue this year, with an estimated 25.3 million passengers expected to sail in 2017, compared to 15.8 million a decade ago, according to Cruise Lines International Association, an industry trade body. Carnival, which operates the Costa and Princess cruise lines, hiked ticket prices last year in response to growing...

  • March 27- Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants Inc said on Monday it would buy Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen for $780 million in an all-cash transaction. Darden said it would buy the restaurant chain from its shareholders including private equity firms L Catterton and Oak Investment Partners. Cheddar's, which has 165 locations across 28 states, would add a...