Hospitality and leisure industry

People wearing face masks walk near a banner displaying precautions against the coronavirus in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 28, 2020 - 9:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says 40 more coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number since the pandemic began. Officials also reported 1,046 new confirmed coronavirus infections Tuesday, taking the total caseload to 58,725, with 859 deaths. South Korea's...
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Chris Foss, left, and Tiecha Vannoy embrace after moving into a new pod setup by the city in the Old Town district in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The pandemic has caught homeless service providers in a crosscurrent: demand is high, but their ability to provide services are constricted. Shelter operators who already cut capacity by half to meet social distance requirements face new stresses with winter looming. Coming in from the cold can now mean a night in a warehouse, an old Greyhound bus station, schools or an old jail. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
December 24, 2020 - 12:49 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After three years on the streets, Tiecha Vannoy and her boyfriend Chris Foss plan to weather the pandemic this winter in a small white “pod” with electricity, heat and enough room for two. Portland this month assembled neat rows of the shelters, which resemble garden sheds, in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2010, file photo, PGA rules official Mark Russell, left, points to a spot in the desert brush on the seventh hole as Ian Poulter, right, looks at his line of flight while getting a ruling during the semifinals at the Match Play Championship golf tournament in Marana, Ariz. White, a former player, is retiring next year after four decades as a rules official. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
December 22, 2020 - 2:42 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For Mark Russell and Slugger White, getting into the business as a PGA Tour rules official was a lot easier decision than getting out. With some 80 years of experience between them — Sam Snead was still playing the occasional tournament when they started — Russell and White are...
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December 20, 2020 - 4:01 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko missed most of the LPGA Tour season and still won the yearlong money title. That’s what a $1.1 million check does. Ko, the No. 1 player in the world, put an emphatic capper on her truncated year Sunday by shooting a final-round 6-under 66 and winning the CME Group...
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December 18, 2020 - 5:59 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Jin Young Ko took the lead into the weekend in the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship, putting herself in position to win the season money title in only four events. Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in chilly and breezy conditions at Tiburon Golf Club to take a one...
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December 17, 2020 - 6:37 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — With brother Curtis back at her side at Tiburon Golf Club, Lexi Thompson shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's CME Group Tour Championship. Curtis, a Korn Ferry Tour player, also caddied for his sister in 2018 when she won the season-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco. Thirteen years after its founders first rented air mattresses in their San Francisco apartment, Airbnb is making its long-awaited stock market debut. The home sharing company priced its shares at $68 apiece late Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 giving it an overall value of $47 billion. Starting Thursday, it will trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “ABNB.” (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 10, 2020 - 4:40 pm
Airbnb proved its resilience in a year that has upended global travel. Now it needs to prove to investors that it sees more growth ahead. The San Francisco-based home sharing company made a triumphant debut on the public market Thursday. Its shares closed at $144.71 apiece, more than double the $68...
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The sun rises over the Parliament Square, in London, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
December 10, 2020 - 4:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s economic growth slowed for a sixth consecutive month in October as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer hotels, restaurants and pubs. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that gross domestic product expanded 0.4% in October from a month earlier. The...
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Larry Fisher, chief sachem of the Mattakeeset Massachuset tribe, sings and drums a traditional song honoring their land and ancestry at Titicut Indian Reservation, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Bridgewater, Mass. A rift has been widening between Native American groups in New England over a federal reservation south of Boston where one tribe is planning to build a $1 billion casino. The Mattakeeset Massachuset tribe contend the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe doesn't have exclusive claim to the lands under their planned First Light casino in the city of Taunton, as they've argued for years. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 09, 2020 - 7:48 am
BOSTON (AP) — A rift is widening between Native American groups in New England over who has claim to scores of acres south of Boston where one tribe has been trying for years to build a $1 billion casino. The recently revived Mattakeeset Massachuset Tribe argues it’s the rightful heir to the land...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2 2020 file photo, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan holds a live press conference with the media during the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta. The PGA Tour and European Tour have announced an alliance on Friday, Nov. 27, that could be the start of a global schedule. Part of the alliance has the PGA Tour acquiring a minority share in European Tour Productions. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 27, 2020 - 12:48 pm
The PGA Tour has acquired a minority stake in the European Tour's media production company as part of an alliance announced Friday, a big first step toward developing a more unified golf schedule around the world. The deal effectively makes the two leading tours more partners than rivals. The tours...
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