Hospitality and leisure industry

The cruise ship Viking Sky after it sent out a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. The Viking Sky is forced to evacuate its 1,300 passengers. (Odd Roar Lange / NTB scanpix via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 6:25 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship, which is having engine problems off the coast of Norway (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A passenger who was winched off the Viking Sky cruise ship by helicopter as a massive storm hit western Norway says the rescue was terrifying. Janet Jacob,...
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Jimmy Cliff, of Lewes, Del., talks to a worker about betting on the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J. College basketball fans are lining up at casinos and racetracks, and furiously tapping smartphone screens to get down bets on the March Madness college basketball tournament, in many states where it is legal for the first time. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 21, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks in Las Vegas. Jurors considering how much a Hong Kong businessman should receive from Las Vegas Sands Corp. for help opening its first casino in Macau 15 years ago are seeing videotaped testimony from ailing billionaire Adelson. Attorneys for Sands argue that Richard Suen should get a fraction of the $347 million he's seeking in a long-fought breach-of-contract lawsuit. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 14, 2019 - 5:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A settlement Thursday ended a 15-year breach-of-contract battle between Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. Richard Suen, his lawyers and attorneys for Sands said the agreement...
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March 07, 2019 - 12:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is acquiring last-minute booking service HotelTonight in order to boost its offerings. The two San Francisco-based companies announced the deal Thursday. Terms weren't revealed. HotelTonight co-founder and CEO Sam Shank will lead Airbnb's boutique-hotel category...
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This undated conceptual drawing provided by The Boring Company shows a high-occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) that would run in a tunnel between exhibition halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center proposed for Las Vegas. Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of a tunnel transit system may finally become a reality in Las Vegas. Tourism officials in Sin City announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, they might soon grant him a contract to build and operate a mile-and-a-quarter-long project with autonomous electric vehicles to move people around a mega convention center. (The Boring Company via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a...
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In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, patrons play the slot-style machines at the Ponca Tribe's Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. Some 150 years after suffering the loss of tribal lands and near-extinction at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe, but is fighting to keep it open in the face of lawsuits by officials in Nebraska and Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 03, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe. The only thing standing in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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Matt Maddox, center, CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd., attends a meeting of the Nevada Gaming Commission, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 26, 2019 - 3:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators have fined casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company a record $20 million for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago. The penalty announced Tuesday against Wynn Resorts Ltd. settles an...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, Eric Danziger, CEO of Trump Hotels, left, joins Eric Trump, center, and Donald Trump Jr., both of whom are executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization, as the trio poses for a photograph during an event for Scion Hotels n New York. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, the Trump Organization announced that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands which would have been marketed to budget and mid-priced travelers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment. The Trump Organization said Thursday that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands...
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February 13, 2019 - 8:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of online gambling and also blamed the recent partial government shutdown for fewer Las Vegas visitors...
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