Latest Cruise operators News

Workers wearing masks walk by the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wall Street rallies as optimism returns to cap erratic week

Jul. 10, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy’s recent upswing. The S&P 500 climbed 1%, and the biggest gains came from cruise ship operators, airlines, banks and other...

A customer wears a face mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks behind sales advertisements at a shopping mall in Bangkok Thursday, July 9, 2020. Daily life in the capital slowly returns to normal as Thai government has eased restrictions imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Bed Bath & Beyond closing stores, cruises prepare to sail

Jul. 9, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL: — Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close about 200...

Housing market heats up, cruise industry in murky waters

Jul. 8, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL: Choice Hotels is confident that its business will benefit...

FILE- In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a couple walks past a GNC store at the company's world headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh. The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Health and wellness company GNC Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is looking to close at least 800 to 1,200 stores. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

GNC files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, Ugg in demand

Jun. 24, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL: — U.S. gasoline consumption is more than halfway...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo March 13, 2020. Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, tracking a late rally on Wall Street led by technology shares. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares advance, tracking Wall Street tech rally

Jun. 22, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, recovering from some early losses as regional markets tracked a late rally on Wall Street led by technology shares. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 0.8% to 22,621.84. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 0.9% to 24,728.76 and South Korea's Kospi...

In this June 2, 2020, photo streets in downtown Talkeetna, Alaska are nearly empty. Normally a bustling tourist town, things this summer are pretty quiet in Talkeetna after most major cruise ship companies have canceled their summer tourist seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result nearly half of Alaska's annual 2.2 million visitors won't be visiting the nation's northernmost state. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Quirky Alaska tourist town struggles for survival amid virus

Jun. 22, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — In one quirky Alaska town, small sightseeing planes sit idle, the grand fireplace is dark at the usually bustling lodge, and the general store is stocked with ice cream for tourists who are nowhere to be seen. It’s almost “ghost town-esque,” said Fernando...

American Airlines, Carnival fall; Invitae, Newmont rise

Jun. 22, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: American Airlines Group Inc., down $1.08 to $14.92. The airline wants to sell $3 billion in stock and senior notes and is taking on a new $500 million loan. Invitae Corp., up $8.34 to $27.05. The genetics company is buying...

Visitors wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus walk at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Coronavirus resurgence continues in South Korea

Jun. 20, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea continues to struggle to contain a resurgence in the coronavirus that has seen some of the country’s hard-won pandemic gains erased since social distancing rules were eased in mid-April. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 48 new COVID-19...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street closed little-changed amid as optimism about a possible global economic recovery was tempered by concern over rising coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Wall Street dips as virus fears drown out economy hopes

Jun. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street careened through all the forces that have pushed and pulled it through the week, at first rising on Friday amid hope for the economy and then falling on worries about worsening coronavirus levels in some states, all before ending with modest losses. The S&P 500 dropped 0.6%,...

Cruise lines extend COVID-19 pause on sailing from the US

Jun. 19, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Cruise Lines International Association announced Friday that ships will not be sailing from U.S. ports throughout the summer, extending a pause put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The current no-sail order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...