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June 28, 2019 - 5:47 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A group of investors that includes the owners of toy maker Lego is buying Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland. Lego owner Kirkbi Invest joined forces with private equity firm Blackstone and the Canada Pension Plan Investment...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Mont. Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses from the ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club officials that include a major campaign donor to Gov. Steve Bullock. (Erik Petersen/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
June 25, 2019 - 6:20 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, gamblers line up to place bets on the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J. This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries. Lawmakers across the Northeast and upper Midwest have generally approved it or are still considering doing so this year. But in the Deep South and far West, fewer states are rushing in a year after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for legal sports betting nationally. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
June 23, 2019 - 12:28 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, gamblers line up to place bets on the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J. This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries. Lawmakers across the Northeast and upper Midwest have generally approved it or are still considering doing so this year. But in the Deep South and far West, fewer states are rushing in a year after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for legal sports betting nationally. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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FILE - This May 2, 2016, file photo, shows the Adonia cruise ship arriving in Havana, Cuba, from Miami. Cruise ship operator Carnival is citing the U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba among factors that will cause its full-year earnings to fall short of expectations. The Miami company's second quarter profit fell 20%, although the results were better than Wall Street expected. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Shares of cruise line operator Carnival Corp. fell Thursday after the company reported a 20% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast partly because of the Trump administration's decision to ban cruises between the U.S. and Cuba. Carnival earned $451 million in...
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FILE - This May 22, 2019 file photo shows Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. The $2.6 billion Wynn resort casino is scheduled to open June 23 transforming a contaminated property into what is billed as a waterfront oasis. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 16, 2019 - 8:57 am
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts' flamboyant Encore Boston Harbor casino opens June 23 just over the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, a building housing Expedia is seen in Bellevue, Wash. Expedia has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to settle U.S. government allegations that it improperly helped people travel inside Cuba or between the island and places other than the United States. The Treasury Department announced the agreement and settlements with several other companies on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 13, 2019 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expedia has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to settle U.S. government allegations that it improperly helped people travel inside Cuba or between the island and places other than the United States. The government said that the online travel company appears to have violated U.S...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a news conference with Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin in South Amboy. Murphy signed a bill Tuesday, June 11, requiring most of the state’s hotels to provide their workers with wearable panic buttons they can press to quickly summon help in an emergency. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
June 11, 2019 - 10:26 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday that he and others said is the nation's first requiring most hotels to provide their workers with wearable panic buttons they can press to summon help quickly in an emergency. The Democratic governor and several nationwide...
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 A cruise ship is docked at the marina near the historic Habana Vieja, or Old Havana, neighborhood March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba.
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June 04, 2019 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist government. Cruise travel from the U.S. to Cuba began in May 2016...
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June 03, 2019 - 11:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama has accused the U.S. president's company of evading taxes in the country. A filing in New York federal court on Monday alleges that President Donald Trump's hotel management company evaded income and social security taxes...
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