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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...

Port Miami navigates stormy seas in pandemic

Jul. 6, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is roiling the seas at Port Miami. The Miami Herald reports that while some terminal construction has continued amid the pandemic, much of the $7 billion passenger cruise economy associated with PortMiami is drydocked, as is the $2 billion the industry generates at...

The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court: Booking.com can trademark its name

Jun. 30, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling that also impacts other companies whose name is a generic word followed by “.com.” The high court issued its 8-1 ruling Tuesday. Lower courts had sided with Booking.com, but the Trump...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Splash Mountain ride at Disney parks in California and Florida is being recast. Disney officials said the ride would no longer be tied to the 1946 movie,

UK tour operator scraps Florida visits over Disney measures

Jun. 26, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s biggest travel and tourism company, TUI, is cancelling all holidays to Florida from the U.K. until December following the introduction of new hygiene rules at Walt Disney World Resort, including the mandatory use of face coverings. The firm said Friday it made the decision...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

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...