Hospitality and leisure industry

April 26, 2020 - 3:38 pm
Three publicly traded hotel companies tied to a Texas businessman said that they would not give back millions of dollars in loans from a government program aimed at helping small businesses. Facing pressure from the government, several big companies, including the Potbelly and Shake Shack...
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In this April 18, 2020, photo, a lone worker wearing a mask cleans a pedestrian walkway devoid of the usual crowds as casinos and other business are shuttered due to the coronavirus outbreak in Las Vegas. Nevada's governor closed the glitzy casinos and nightlife attractions in mid-March, leaving much of the famous gambling mecca empty, barricaded and abandoned. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 26, 2020 - 1:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Slot machines are powered down, casinos boarded up and barricaded. Sidewalks are largely deserted and electronic marquees that once flashed neon calls for nightclubs, magic shows and topless revues instead beam somber messages of safety. The famous fountains of the Bellagio casino...
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An Indian fruit vendor wearing a face mask as a precaution against the new coronavirus waits for customers during lockdown in Bangalore, India, Friday, April 24, 2020. As governments around the world try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, India has launched one of the most draconian social experiments in history, locking down its entire population, including an estimated 176 million people who struggle to survive on $1.90 a day or less. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
April 25, 2020 - 12:10 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Navy recommends reinstatement of fired carrier...
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Italian-operated cruise ship the Costa Atlantica is anchored at a port in Nagasaki, southern Japan, Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Costa Atlantica docked since late January is struck by an onboard coronavirus outbreak in which dozens of crew members found to have infected, sending health officials in the southern Japanese city almost free of the virus scrambling to find clues to how the infections started on the ship. (Kyodo News via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 4:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials are investigating an outbreak of the coronavirus among crew members of a cruise ship in Nagasaki, which has puzzled authorities because the southern port city has a relatively low number of infections and the vessel has been docked for almost two months. The outbreak...
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Nurse Johanna Rocco poses for a portrait in front of a poster for the Broadway show "Hamilton" before taking a bus from a Times Square hotel to a hospital, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in New York. Rocco, from San Antonio, is working at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Rocco is staying at the Marriott Marquis, which is taking part in the hotel chain's "Rooms for Responders" program. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 22, 2020 - 4:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The tourists and conventioneers who once filled the rooms of The New Yorker hotel are long gone, driven away by the coronavirus, but its lobby is still bustling. The big, art-deco hotel in midtown Manhattan is one of several across the U.S. that have become barracks for an army of...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo, moored gondolas are reflected on the water of the Gran Canal, in Venice. The European Union on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 says its vaunted tourism industry is facing decline due to the coronavirus crisis while Internal market Commissioner Thierry Breton says it should be the prime sector to receive over a fifth of all recovery funds. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
April 21, 2020 - 11:26 am
HALLE, Belgium (AP) — The European Union says its vaunted tourist industry is facing “staggering” figures of decline because of the coronavirus crisis and the bloc's internal market commissioner wants the sector to be first in line when it comes to recovery funds. Thierry Breton mentioned figures...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, George Chakuchin, left, and Mick Chakuchin walk on ice over the Bering Sea in Toksook Bay, Alaska, a mostly Yuip'ik village. Native American leaders are raising questions about how $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief tagged for tribes will be distributed, with some arguing that for-profit Alaska Native corporations shouldn't get a share of the funding. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 17, 2020 - 1:12 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Several Native American tribes sued the federal government Friday, seeking to keep any of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief for tribes kept out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations. The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked with doling out the money...
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In this photo provided by Visit Faroe Islands and taken on April 3, 2020, Kristina Sandberg Joensen, a tour guide for Visit Faroe Islands, wears a helmet fitted with a live-streaming camera, part of the tourist board’s Remote Tourism online experience, in Fyri Vestan, Faroe Islands. Wish you could travel to a faraway island during the lockdown? The Faroe Islands are offering remote tourism, where web users can control a real life tour guide to trek around the remote archipelago's quaint towns and volcanic islands. (Kirstin Vang/Visit Faroe Islands via AP)
April 17, 2020 - 12:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Wish you could travel to a faraway island during the lockdown? The Faroe Islands are offering remote tourism, where web users can control a real life tour guide to trek around the remote archipelago's quaint towns and volcanic islands. The innovation is meant to sustain global...
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A cyclist passes a temporarily closed business due to the coronavirus outbreak displaying an sign thanking members of the medical profession in downtown San Antonio, Thursday, April 16, 2020. San Antonio remains under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 16, 2020 - 6:09 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ SEATBELTS FASTENED: The U.S. is offering airlines a $25 billion...
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In this photo taken Tuesday April 14, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses an outline for what it will take to lift coronavirus restrictions during a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. California lawmakers are launching hearings Thursday to gather more details on Newsom's spending during the pandemic and the $1 billion contract he entered for protective masks. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 15, 2020 - 2:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement was audacious: On a national news show, he said the state had just inked a deal to buy 200 million masks monthly, a massive haul amid the international scramble for protective gear needed in the fight against the coronavirus. “As...
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