Caribbean islands fear grim tourist seas...

Caribbean islands fear grim tourist season after Irma


Hurricane Irma’s deadly tear through the Caribbean will hobble the region’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry for months, just as hotels, airlines, and cruises were gearing up for the region’s peak winter season.

The Met showcases Islamic art as a response to Trump's Muslim ban

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York leads Islamic art tours to improve understanding of its contributions to the world heritage. Fred Katayama reports.

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United CEO testifies before House committee

The chief executive of United Airlines sat down before a House panel on Tuesday to testify about the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation.

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London's Tate Modern to open new wing

Britain's Tate Modern gallery in London reveals additional building called the 'Switch House' which will open to the public on June 17.

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Stolen ancient sculpture returns to Italy

A marble head of the Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus, stolen in Italy in the 1970s, has been returned to Italy by a museum in Belgium. Sharon Reich reports.

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Top hedge fund managers take home $13 bln

The 25 biggest hedge fund earners took home a combined $13 billion last year, despite mediocre returns.

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Schiphol airport closed briefly on security threat

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was closed briefly as police investigated a suspicious situation. Julie Noce reports.

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NIH's Fauci: No Zika infections contracted within U.S.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, says all of the Zika infections in the United States were contracted outside the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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It's about time-TTPM's Silver on Mattel's new Barbies

Toy industry expert Jim Silver, CEO of TTPM talks about Mattel's new Barbies which will come in petite, tall and curvy and how they will impact falling barbie sales. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Therapy dogs calm stressed out holiday travelers

A non-profit organization brings dogs to the Buffalo/Niagra airport to help relieve the stress of holiday traveling. Diane Hodges reports.

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AstraZeneca's $4 billon Xmas present

M&A in the pharma sector marches on unabated - AstraZeneca buying a 55 percent stake in biotech Acerta Pharma for $4.0 billion to give it new cancer drugs. Hayley Platt reports.

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Private bridge links U.S.-Mexico

A terminal in the U.S. is now linked to the Tijuana International Airport via a cross-border bridge. Julie Noce reports.

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RBS: misconduct charges could be higher

RBS reports a £134 million third quarter operating loss and warns costs relating to past misconduct could be substantially higher than expected. Meantime France's BNP Paribas posts a 14.5 per cent rise in net income. It comes a day after Deutsche Bank said it would be slashing 15,000 jobs. Analysts say despite the upheaval, the medium term outlook for investment banks is positive. Hayley Platt reports.

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US Airways makes final flight

US Airways flight 1939 lands in Philadelphia, marking the last flight for the airline which merged with American Airlines. Katharine Jackson reports.

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Southwest flights delayed by online booking glitch

Frustrated Southwest Airlines customers have been forced to wait in long lines for a second day as the airline tries to solve a technical problem with its electronic booking system. In the meantime, passengers are being told to prepare for delays. Katharine Jackson reports.

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Oktoberfest: Bavarian costumes, bands and beer

Thousands of Oktoberfest visitors attend the traditional parade of people in Bavarian costumes that marks the second day of the rowdy party. Sharon Reich reports.

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Inflatable maze enchants visitors in Geneva

An inflatable luminous maze called the 'Luminarium Arboria' proves to be a relaxing summer activity in Geneva. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Robots run the show at Japanese hotel

Robots welcome guests at the check-in counter, carry baggage and operate a locker room at a Japanese amusement park hotel. Sharon Reich reports

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Connectivity for pilots, passengers on display at Paris Airshow

Ground-breaking aviation technology is on display at this week's Paris Airshow. Jim Drury went to take a look.

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Japan's maglev train smashes world speed record

Central Japan Railways says its magnetically levitating train has broken its previous world speed record in a test-run at a special track West of Tokyo. Rob Muir reports.

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Stocks rebound helped by bank rally

Stocks moved higher in Thursdays trading session; Retail sales fell for the third straight month; Houshold net worth hit a new record. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Travel misery as Lufthansa pilots strike again

German flagship carrier Lufthansa cancels nearly half of scheduled services as pilots continue two-day strike, their ninth walkout this year

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Market Mover: easyJet volatile as profits jump

The low-cost carrier’s shares have a choppy morning as it reports a solid jump in annual profits and a 35% hike in its dividend.

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London tops global ambition league with Crossrail – Chairman

Roman skulls and ancient burial grounds – some of the history unearthed by Europe’s largest infrastructure project. We talk to chairman Terry Morgan as the project makes its final tunnel push.

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Alibaba details biggest market debut in history

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba set the stage for the biggest IPO ever as it looks to raise $21 billion sometime in September. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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