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American Express buys restaurant reservation service Resy

May. 15, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express is buying the online reservation startup Resy, the companies announced Wednesday, the latest move by AmEx to establish and maintain a foothold for its card members in some of the world's most desired restaurants. AmEx and Resy, founded in 2014, declined to disclose the...

Coast Guard: 2 more bodies found after Alaska planes crash

May. 15, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of two more people have been found after small sightseeing planes crashed in Alaska, the Coast Guard says. Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens said six people have died in the collision Monday afternoon near Ketchikan, a popular destination for cruise ships in Alaska. Dykens...

Scientific Games, Zayo rise while Inogen, TripAdvisor fall

May. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Zayo Group Holdings Inc., up $2.38 to $33 The fiber optic infrastructure company said it is being bought by Digital Colony and EQT for $14.3 billion in cash and assumed debt. Scientific Games Corp., up $3.60 to $22.47 The...

GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit gets $1.15B investment

May. 7, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors. Cruise announced the investment from a group led by T. Rowe Price on Tuesday and said it included money from GM, Honda and Japanese tech investment firm SoftBank....

Pink Jeep Tours has opened in the Smoky Mountains

May. 5, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — You may have walked, hiked and biked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and now you have a chance to see it while riding in a decked-out pink Jeep Wrangler. Pink Jeep Tours, a company that offers Jeep tours at different locations around the country, has held a grand...

This cruise line rivals Broadway with 134 shows, 50 theaters

May. 3, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In a non-descript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high kicking the can-can, aerialists are spinning perilously high from silk cords and frantic seamstresses are hemming outfits in a 20,000 square-foot costume shop. They are all part of a company that...

Under Trump change, Cuba business partners can now be sued

May. 2, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

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...

3 dead after tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii suburb

Apr. 30, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

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 street when...

Official: 3 dead in helicopter crash in Honolulu suburb

Apr. 29, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

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 street when...

Marriott to expand further into home-sharing

Apr. 29, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

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 start taking reservations this week for 2,000 homes in 100 markets in the U.S., Europe and Latin...