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California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants - unless customers ask

California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants - unless customers ask

25 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Flickr/LucianVenutian California will ban sit-down restaurants from serving customers plastic straws , starting in 2019. The law doesn't apply to to-go cups and takeaway...
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Amtrak Winter Park Express 2019 Tickets Now Available

Amtrak Winter Park Express 2019 Tickets Now Available

45 minutes ago   |   Travel and Tour World

Tickets for the Amtrak Winter Park Express passenger train service from Denver Union Station to the slopes of Winter Park Resort are on sale now at...
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China and the US are at each other's throats over Russian weapons sales - here's what Beijing's been buying

China and the US are at each other's throats over Russian weapons sales - here's what Beijing's been buying

59 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol China has been buying billions of dollars worth of Russian fighter jets, missiles, helicopters, and engine technology to improve the combat capability...
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Grand Velas offers Billionaire's Birthday Package for Teens

Grand Velas offers Billionaire's Birthday Package for Teens

2 hours ago   |   Elite Traveler

The AAA Five Diamond resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya is giving guests the chance to throw extravagant birthday parties for kids and teens. Taking place at the oceanfront Kid's...
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Farfetch prices its IPO at $20 a share

Farfetch prices its IPO at $20 a share

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Ethel Jiang/Business Insider Farfetch priced shares at $20 apiece, above the $17-$19 range that was expected. The UK-based online luxury-goods retailer would raise $885 million...
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American Express is launching a mobile restaurant booking feature like OpenTable to court rich millennials - and it will include exclusive tables at Michelin-starred hot spots

American Express is launching a mobile restaurant booking feature like OpenTable to court rich millennials - and it will include exclusive tables at Michelin-starred hot spots

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Spencer Platt/Getty Images American Express is launching a new OpenTable-like feature for its Platinum cardholders that will allow them to book reservations at thousands of...
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Farfetch prices its IPO at $20 a share

Farfetch prices its IPO at $20 a share

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Ethel Jiang/Business Insider Farfetch priced shares at $20 apiece, above the $17-$19 range that was expected. The UK-based online luxury-goods retailer would raise $885 million...
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Italy is investigating Ryanair for potentially distorting the airline market with its controversial carry-on baggage fee

Italy is investigating Ryanair for potentially distorting the airline market with its controversial carry-on baggage fee

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Thomson Reuters From November, Ryanair customers with non-priority seats will only be able to take one "small personal bag" on board and pay an extra €8 for to bring another...
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American Airlines threatens to make people pay for a whole new flight if they want to change the time

American Airlines threatens to make people pay for a whole new flight if they want to change the time

5 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Scott Olson/Getty Images Congress is negotiating a bill that could strip airlines of their power to levy extra fees, such as for flight changes and extra baggage. If it passes...
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BLESS Collection Hotels offering exquisite experiences for luxury travellers

BLESS Collection Hotels offering exquisite experiences for luxury travellers

9 hours ago   |   Travel and Tourworld

BLESS Collection Hotels, the new brand of Palladium Hotel Group, is set to introduce the concept of hedonistic luxury for travelers. The first property of the brand, BLESS...
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Ed Whelan, the president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, has apologized for his "appalling and inexcusable" Twitter thread that suggested Supreme Court nominee Brett... Read more ...

Farfetch prices its IPO at $20 a share

Farfetch prices its IPO at $20 a share

Ethel Jiang/Business Insider Farfetch priced shares at $20 apiece, above the $17-$19 range that was expected. The UK-based online luxury-goods retailer would raise $885 million... Read more ...

The firestorm at HSBC's investment bank is escalating as the bank hits back...

The firestorm at HSBC's investment bank is escalating as the bank hits back against internal dissent

REUTERS/Bobby Yip HSBC defends its investment banking practice after senior staff wrote a scathing memo to the bank's management by senior staff over recent weeks. In a... Read more ...

Indigo aircraft suffers tyre burst, makes emergency landing at Ahmedabad

Indigo aircraft suffers tyre burst, makes emergency landing at Ahmedabad

An IndiGo aircraft that was carrying 185 passengers made an emergency landing here Wednesday after suffering a tyre burst, according to an airport official. Read more ...

3 children and 3 adults wounded in early-morning knife attack at New York...

3 children and 3 adults wounded in early-morning knife attack at New York day care center

FOX 5 News Six people, including three children, are in New York hospitals with knife wounds, after an incident at a daycare in Queens at 3:40 a.m. on Friday morning. Police... Read more ...

China has banned hugely popular game streaming service Twitch

China has banned hugely popular game streaming service Twitch

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Twitch, the hugely popular streaming service, has been banned in China. The ban came after a spike in popularity, probably caused by users... Read more ...

Prince Harry got caught 'stealing' food at Meghan Markle's charity cookbook...

Prince Harry got caught 'stealing' food at Meghan Markle's charity cookbook launch, and he shot cameras a guilty smile

Ben Stansall / WPA Pool / Getty Images Meghan Markle , her mother, Doria Ragland , and Prince Harry attended a launch event for Markle's first solo charity endeavour since... Read more ...

Hungary sees 227,000 Chinese tourists' arrival in 2017-2018 tourism season

Hungary sees 227,000 Chinese tourists' arrival in 2017-2018 tourism season

Tourism is adding more and more to Hungary's GDP, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign affairs and trade minister, said on the sidelines of the Dubrovnik ministerial conference on... Read more ...