Hospitality and leisure industry

State Sen. Ling Ling Chang poses for a selfie with a hot air balloon shaped like Yoda of Star Wars, outside the Capitol Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Chang, a Southern California Republican whose district is near Disneyland, joined other lawmakers in declaring May 4 as "Star Wars Day."(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 02, 2019 - 5:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — May the fourth officially be with you. The California Legislature voted Thursday to declare May 4 "Star Wars Day" in recognition of a Disneyland theme park slated to open later this month. It's a play on the Star Wars' phrase "may the force be with you." The resolution by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, people put their luggage in a private taxi as they arrive from the U.S. to the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba. In 1958, the father of José Ramón López owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. All were taken in Cuba's socialist revolution. Starting Thursday, they will be able to file lawsuits against European and American companies doing business on their former properties, thanks to the Trump administration's decision to activate a provision of the U.S. embargo on Cuba with the potential to affect foreign investment in Cuba for many years to come. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
May 02, 2019 - 3:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — In 1958, José Ramón López's father owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. Conchita Beltrán's family had about 2,160 acres (874 hectares) of sugar and tobacco fields. And the families of Mickael Behn and Javier García Bengochea had docks in Havana and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 file photo Wynn Resorts new CEO Matt Maddox reacts as he speaks during an interview at Wynn Las Vegas, in Las Vegas. Massachusetts gambling regulators have levied a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts but allowed it to retain its casino license after failing to disclose allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn. The commission also fined CEO Matthew Maddox $500,000 and mandated an independent firm evaluate the company's recent organizational changes. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
May 01, 2019 - 3:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The record $35.5 million in fines Massachusetts imposed on Wynn Resorts and its CEO reflect the many violations uncovered but are also meant to serve as a deterrent as the nascent state casino industry takes shape, Massachusetts regulators said Wednesday. The state's Gaming Commission...
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April 30, 2019 - 5:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Gambling regulators in Massachusetts on Tuesday levied a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts but allowed the company to keep its casino license after executives failed to disclose allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission...
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Investigators stand around the wreckage of a helicopter, Monday, April 29, 2019, in Kailua, Hawaii. Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community in a crash that killed three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
April 29, 2019 - 7:58 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. "All you could see was fire," witness Melissa Solomon said, explaining that she was driving on the...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2018, file photo shows the living room of a flat that will be available for short term rent in London. Marriott is pushing more heavily into home-sharing, confident that its combination of luxury properties and loyalty points can lure travelers away from rivals like Airbnb. Marriott has been testing in London in partnership with a home-sharing company called Hostmaker. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 29, 2019 - 11:32 am
Marriott is pushing more heavily into home-sharing, confident that its combination of luxury properties and loyalty points can lure travelers away from rivals like Airbnb. The world's biggest hotel company will soon start taking reservations through its website for 2,000 homes in 100 markets in the...
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In this April 2, 2019, photo, pigs eat from a trough at the Las Vegas Livestock pig farm in Las Vegas. The farm feeds their pigs with food wast from Las Vegas casinos. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 28, 2019 - 10:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese. The two meals have something in common: Both came from the kitchens of Sin City's...
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Lucille Brien plays a video poker machine at the Monte Bar and Casino in Billings, Montana, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are poised to be the first states to legalize sports betting this year, almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended Nevada's monopoly. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
April 23, 2019 - 5:32 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen, right, waits as counsel addresses the judge during a trial against the Las Vegas Sands Corp., in Clark County district court in Las Vegas. An earnings report suggests Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with Suen, who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 17, 2019 - 7:40 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Financial documents suggested Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. The amount was listed as a "...
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April 11, 2019 - 6:18 am
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. The Miami Herald reports U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz said Wednesday that she'll make a decision in June,...
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