Hospitality and leisure industry

In this photo provided by Pasco County flames engulf a boat Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Tampa Bay area. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, and dozens of passengers and crew safely made it to land with some jumping overboard to escape, authorities said. (Pasco County Fire Rescue via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 8:45 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a casino shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The Coast Guard says it is investigating a casino shuttle boat fire off Florida's Gulf Coast that led to the death of a female passenger. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De...
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In this photo provided by Pasco County flames engulf a boat Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Tampa Bay area. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, and dozens of passengers and crew safely made it to land with some jumping overboard to escape, authorities said. (Pasco County Fire Rescue via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 8:06 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a casino shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast (all times local): 8 a.m. A female passenger on a casino shuttle boat that was consumed by a huge fire off Florida's Gulf Coast has died. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point spokesman Kurt Conover...
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January 14, 2018 - 6:58 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a casino venture's shuttle boat caught fire and all 50 passengers safely made it to the nearby shore after a rescue operation in the Tampa Bay area. Port Richey Chief of Police Gerard DeCanio says all passengers and crew were able to reach safety in Port...
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Chinese and American flags fly outside of a JW Marriott hotel in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 12, 2018 - 12:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after criticizing the company for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey. The Shanghai Cyberspace Authority said Friday that Marriott was ordered...
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January 11, 2018 - 3:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana congressman who has made repeated calls to "drain the swamp" in Washington collected more than $160,000 in campaign contributions from gambling interest groups that stand to benefit from legislation he is sponsoring, an Associated Press review found. Republican Rep...
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January 11, 2018 - 5:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. Marriott International Group "respects China's sovereignty," the...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. Marriott International Group "respects China's sovereignty," the...
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January 11, 2018 - 3:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — The hotel chain Marriott International has apologized to China's government after referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey. A company statement on Thursday said Marriott "respects China's sovereignty" and promised not to support separatist movements...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels...
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January 10, 2018 - 9:34 am
BRIDGEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The Oneida Indians will open their third upstate New York casino March 1 in an increasingly crowded market. The tribe said Wednesday the Point Place Casino in Bridgeport near Syracuse will open with 500 slot machines and 20 table games. The new casino will be smaller than...
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