Norwegian Cruise shares surge 4% after earnings top estimates

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s shares NCLH, +1.46% surged 4% in early trade Thursday, after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the third quarter. The Miami, Fla-based cruise operator said it hd net income of $470.4 million, or $2.11 a share, in the quarter, up from $400.7 million, or $1.74 a share, in the year-earlier quarter. Adjusted per-share earnings came […]

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Wynn stock falls as Macau high-rollers slow down

Shares of Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN, +3.92% fell more than 12% in the extended session Wednesday after the hotel and casino operator reported adjusted third-quarter earnings in line with expectations and quarterly sales that surpassed forecasts but in a subsequent call with analysts cast doubt on its Macau business in the fourth quarter. Wynn said it earned $156.1 million, or […]

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NYC restaurant’s $8 ‘iced Sichuan water pickles’ really just ice topped with spices

Big-name New York City restaurant Mission Chinese Food has added a new appetizer to the menu: iced Sichuan water pickles, which is actually just an $8 bowl of ice with spices. Mission Chinese Food’s co-founder and chef Danny Bowien tells the food blog Eater that the dish is supposed to be a play on “water kimchi.” Bowien’s recipe for “water […]

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This is how McDonald’s stacks up against two dozen restaurant chains

McDonald’s is scheduled to announce third-quarter results Tuesday, and analysts expect the world’s largest restaurant operator to report slowing same-store sales growth. Still, a look at the company’s largest competitors shows it remains near the top of the heap by that measure. Shares of McDonald’s are down 1% this year (including reinvested dividends), but that disappointing performance needs to be […]

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Macau casino operator Studio City prices IPO at high end of range

Studio City International Holdings MSC, +0.00% a Macau-based casino being spun out of Melco Resorts, priced its initial public offering at $12.50 per ADS late Wednesday, according to Renaissance Capital, a provider of institutional research and IPO-themed ETFs. That was the high end of its $10.50 to $12.50 range, said Renaissance. Studio City offered 28.75 million ADS to raise $359 […]

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‘First Man’ can’t beat ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ in box-office debut

“First Man” was only good enough for third place in its opening weekend, as “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” again took the top two spots at the box office. The critically acclaimed historical drama about Neil Armstrong, starring Ryan Gosling as the first man to walk on the moon, had a slightly disappointing debut, taking in an estimated $16.5 […]

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Taylor Swift endorses Tennessee Democrats in rare political statement

Pop star Taylor Swift took a rare foray into politics Sunday, endorsing Democratic candidates to represent her home state of Tennessee in Congress. Citing her support for candidates who “will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country,” Swift ripped Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in a lengthy Instagram post, saying “her voting […]

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SeaWorld stock jumps as attendance rebound continues

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. SEAS, -4.55% shares gained in late trading Thursday after the theme-park operator revealed a continuing surge in attendance in a preliminary quarterly report. The early numbers, which are required under a potential deal SeaWorld made to refinance debt, said that attendance figures increased 10% from the same quarter a year ago for the three-month period ended Sept. […]

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