Hospitality and leisure industry

FILE - In this Jan, 23, 2020, file photo released by Initium Media, tourists wearing masks, take photographs outside the Casino Lisboa in Macao, China. The Chinese territory of Macao will allow casinos to reopen Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 after a 15-day closure imposed to help block the spread of China's virus outbreak. (Choi Chi Chio/Initium Media via AP, File)
February 17, 2020 - 7:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese territory of Macao will allow casinos to reopen Friday after a 15-day closure imposed to help block the spread of China's virus outbreak. The territory’s finance secretary, Lei Wai Nong, announced the decision Monday at a news conference, according to Macao broadcaster...
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The MS Westerdam, owned by Holland America Line, sails off a port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Holland America Line said the ship has been turned away by the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand, though its operator said no cases of the disease have been confirmed among the more than 2,200 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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February 13, 2020 - 3:07 am
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew. The Westerdam was unwelcome elsewhere even though operator Holland America Line said no...
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FILE - In this Oct, 29, 2018 file photo James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participates in a news conference in New York. Murren the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International says he'll step down as company chairman and chief executive as soon as the company leaders find his successor. Murren was praised in a company statement Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, saying he informed the corporate board he intends to leave before his contract expires, at the end of 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)
February 12, 2020 - 7:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jim Murren, the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International, says he’ll step down as chairman and chief executive as soon as the company finds a successor. Murren has led the company since 2008. A corporate statement Wednesday said he intends to leave before his contract expires...
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February 12, 2020 - 1:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The operators of a cruise ship that was barred from docking by four governments over fears of a new virus that originated in China announced Wednesday that it will finally disembark passengers in Cambodia. Thailand refused Tuesday to allow the MS Westerdam to dock at a Thai port...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 11, 2020 - 4:09 pm
Stocks are closing mostly higher as investors weigh another round of mostly solid company earnings reports. Health care companies and banks rose. Technology stocks fell after federal regulators said they are ramping up a probe into Microsoft and other tech giants. Cruise operators, hotels and other...
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The cruise ship World Dream docked at Kai Tak cruise terminal as passengers leave the ship after being quarantined for the coronavirus in Hong Kong, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Several passengers from mainland China on a previous World Dream cruise were found to have the new coronavirus on returning home. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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February 11, 2020 - 3:18 pm
The new coronavirus is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China. Japan's health ministry has confirmed 135 cases of the virus aboard Carnival Corp.'s Diamond Princess, which is docked in Yokohama, Japan. The ship's 3,700...
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This image made from video shows the exterior of the Grand Hyatt hotel in Singapore, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. A middle-aged businessman from southern England unwittingly carried the new virus across two continents and unwittingly infected at least 11 people in three countries, in just one example that illustrates how China's outbreak could turn into a global pandemic amid fast-moving international travel. The businessman contracted the virus while attending a gas industry conference in the Grand Hyatt in Singapore in January. (AP Photo)
February 11, 2020 - 3:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A middle-aged businessman from England who vacationed in the Alps has illustrated how the ease of international travel is complicating global efforts to track and contain the new coronavirus that emerged in China. From the Singapore hotel where he is believed to have picked up the...
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A group of medical personnel prepare to meet 80 people, accompanied by medical specialists, carried by a Russian military plane at an airport outside Tyumen, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Russia has evacuated 144 people, Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia, from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday. All evacuees will be quarantined for two weeks in a sanatorium in the Tyumen region in western Siberia, government officials said. (AP Photo/Maxim Slutsky)
February 05, 2020 - 6:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China, restricting visitors from the country and confining thousands on cruise ships for extensive screening after some passengers tested positive. But with important details...
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Stock trader Frank Masiello works at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, following gains overseas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 04, 2020 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies and banks led a broad rally for U.S. stocks in afternoon trading Tuesday following solid gains overseas as China took more steps to soften the financial impact of the virus outbreak. Apple and Microsoft were among the standouts. Like other major tech companies,...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2016 file photo, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Empress of the Seas heads out of PortMiami, in Miami Beach, Fla. Royal Caribbean says it's now canceled eight cruises out of China through March 4, 2020 and is enacting measures to keep guests and crew safe from the virus outbreak that began in China. The number of cruise cancellations is increasing, as Royal Caribbean had announced last week that it was cancelling three cruises through Feb. 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 04, 2020 - 11:28 am
Royal Caribbean has canceled eight cruises out of China through early March and is taking more precautionary steps because of the virus outbreak that began in China. The number of cancellations at the cruise line is up from just three last week, as is the duration of those cancellations, which had...
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