Hospitality and leisure industry

June 14, 2017 - 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese insurer that owns New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel said Wednesday its chairman was unable to perform his duties following a report he was detained by regulators amid accusations of possible financial misconduct. Anbang Insurance Group Ltd. Chairman Wu Xiaohui was "...
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June 12, 2017 - 6:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. The American Gaming Association on Monday announced the creation of a coalition involving organizations of attorneys...
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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, right, accompanied by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, speaks during a news conference in Washington, Monday, June 12, 2017, to discuss the lawsuit they filed against President Donald Trump. The lawsuit cites Trump's leases, properties and other business "entanglements" around the world as the reason for the suit, saying those posed a conflict of interest under a clause of the Constitution. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 12, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a federal lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump, alleging he violated the Constitution by retaining ties to his sprawling global business empire and by accepting foreign payments while in office. Maryland...
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Eric Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr., executive vice presidents of The Trump Organization, pose for a photograph at an event for Scion Hotels, a division of Trump hotels, Monday, June 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 06, 2017 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The name of the new hotel chain is American Idea. It was inspired by stories heard in small towns on the campaign trail. The owner is now president of the United States. That said, the Trump Organization wants to make something perfectly clear: It is not exploiting the presidency...
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This undated photo provided by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment shows the Grover Coaster at the current Sesame Place theme park located in Langhorne, Penn., and is the nation's only theme park based entirely on the award-winning educational program Sesame Street. On Thursday, May 18, 2017, SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop announced an extension of their 37-year partnership to include the development of an additional Sesame Place theme park scheduled to open by 2021 in a U.S. location to be determined. The new license agreement extends SeaWorld's status as Sesame Workshop's exclusive theme park partner in the U.S. and makes it possible for Sesame Street characters to continue to appear at the existing distinct Sesame Street lands inside the company's two Busch Gardens theme parks and SeaWorld theme parks in San Diego and San Antonio, as well as a new Sesame Street land to be built in SeaWorld Orlando in the near future. (SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 9:04 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Muppets fans are going to have more places to ask the question, "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?" SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and the nonprofit behind Sesame Street announced Thursday that they are expanding their partnership to build another theme park by 2021,...
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Trader Peter Costa, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Wednesday morning following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2017 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Wednesday afternoon as energy companies are rallying with the price of oil and technology companies move higher. Consumer-focused companies are down following weak first-quarter reports from Priceline and Disney and health care companies are slipping. KEEPING...
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FILE - This Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, shows a plaque bearing the likeness of Donald Trump at the entrance to the Trump Taj Mahal Casino resort in Atlantic City N.J. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has revealed in documents filed with federal securities regulators that he sold the shuttered Taj Mahal, which the now-president of the United States built for $1.2 billion in 1990, for $50 million to Hard Rock International, or about 4 cents on the dollar from what Trump spent on it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 09, 2017 - 4:11 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump wrote "The Art Of The Deal," but it was Florida's Seminole Indians who made a truly amazing deal to buy the opulent casino built by the man who is now president. The Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino that the real estate mogul built for $1.2 billion...
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In this photo taken Dec. 21, 2106, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels. Trump said he would turn the money over to the Treasury. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 21, 2017 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a House investigations panel asked the Trump Organization on Friday for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A deal to build a new Trump-brand hotel in Dallas has been abandoned. A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization said Thursday that the president's company told the developer not to pursue the deal with the city council. The developer, Mike Sarimsakci, declined to comment when reached...
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April 12, 2017 - 11:28 am
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Aspen Skiing Co.'s ski resort acquisition spree is expanding with a deal to buy Mammoth Mountain and three other southern California ski areas. Mammoth Resorts said Wednesday that it will be purchased by the new joint venture of Aspen Skiing and Denver-based KSL Capital Partners...
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