Hospitality and leisure industry

FILE - This Oct. 29, 2013 file photo shows people at Lanikai Beach, a popular neighborhood for vacation rentals, in Kailua, Hawaii. Airbnb Inc. is agreeing to provide Hawaii with records for many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their taxes. Airbnb and the state Department of Taxation reached the agreement after negotiating the scope of a subpoena sought by the state. A judge approved the deal last week. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
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November 04, 2019 - 11:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Airbnb Inc. has agreed to provide Hawaii with records of many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their taxes. Airbnb and the state Department of Taxation reached the agreement last week after negotiating the scope...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during a fund-raising fish fry for U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Hawkeye Downs Expo Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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November 04, 2019 - 5:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kamala Harris will be the first Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall with the powerful casino workers' Culinary Union in Las Vegas. The union's national affiliate Unite Here announced that the event with the California senator will be held Friday. The Culinary...
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Perry Santillo walks outside the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, after pleading guilty to a federal fraud charge. Prosecutors say Santillo masterminded a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $115 million from investors around the country. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
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November 04, 2019 - 5:31 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The fraudster called himself "King Perry," and for a while he lived like royalty. Perry Santillo masterminded a long-running investment scam that collected more than $115 million from 1,000 investors around the country, using some of the proceeds to fund a lavish lifestyle of...
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FILE--In this Friday, April 12, 2019, file photograph, Colorado Rep. Alec Garnett, D-Denver, speaks during a ceremony in the State Capitol in Denver. Garnett is co-sponsoring a proposal in the Legislature to dedicate a limited revenue stream from legalized sports betting to a state water conservation plan. Before that, though, voters will cast ballots Tuesday, Nov. 5, on whether to legalize sports betting in the state and tax the revenues to help conserve water. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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November 02, 2019 - 11:38 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to legalize sports betting and tax it to help conserve the state's most precious resource: water. Proposition DD, referred to the ballot by the Legislature, has bipartisan support from lawmakers and interest groups and only token...
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October 30, 2019 - 6:56 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian hotel and property developer and two equity funds have bought the Nordic subsidiaries of the failed Thomas Cook travel agency, potentially saving some 2,300 jobs. Petter Stordalen and Scandinavian fund Altor have each acquired 40% of Ving group while London-...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits the Diamond Mountain resort in Kumgang, North Korea. North Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, rejected South Korea's request for working-level talks to discuss the possible demolition of South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants removed. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
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October 29, 2019 - 4:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday rejected South Korea's request for working-level talks to discuss the possible demolition of South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants removed. In letters addressed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday, Oct. 15, to hold a hearing before the full court of 15 judges. Arguments are scheduled for Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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October 25, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's company said Friday it is exploring the sale of its marquee Washington hotel, which has been at the center of nearly three years of ethics complaints and lawsuits accusing him of trying to profit off the presidency. The Trump Organization says it will...
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Workers install welded metal plates around the entrance of a China Merchants Bank branch in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Banks, retailers, restaurants and travel agents in Hong Kong with ties to mainland China or perceived pro-Beijing ownership have fortified their facades over apparent concern about further damage after protesters trashed numerous businesses following a recent pro-democracy rally. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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October 25, 2019 - 8:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — As Hong Kong's protest movement becomes increasingly violent, some shops are battening the hatches. Banks, retailers, restaurants and travel agents with ties to mainland China or perceived pro-Beijing ownership have fortified their facades over apparent fear of further damage after...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, two of the final steel beams with signatures along with the American, Seminole Tribe, and the State flags are hoisted during the "Topping Out" ceremony where the beams of the highly anticipated project were ceremonially set atop the giant framework of the guitar shaped tower in Hollywood, Fla. It looks like the guitar Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida's latest tourist destination. The Guitar Hotel's grand opening is Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, on the tribe's land in Hollywood. It's the latest step in the Seminole Hard Rock empire, which includes naming rights on the Miami-area stadium where the 2020 Super Bowl will be played. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, File)
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October 24, 2019 - 12:40 pm
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — It looks like a rock 'n' roll guitar. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida's latest tourist destination. The Guitar Hotel's grand opening is Thursday on the tribe's land in Hollywood. It's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Brandon and Cassie Hyde of Andrews, N.C, with 8-month-old Brooklyn, camp at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park near Townsend, Tenn. The Interior Department is considering recommendations to modernize campgrounds within the National Park Service. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
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October 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Those campground upgrades could be coming to a national park near you. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks. The recommendations posted online this week come from an advisory...
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