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Business What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery
Vacationers once relied on big-name hotel brands to signal the kind of experience they could expect. People knew what Holiday Inn, Hilton, Hyatt or Marriott meant. Familiarity bred a sense of comfort. No longer.
Business NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers
New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.
Business China's trade shrinks in sign of economic weakness China's trade shrinks in sign of economic weakness
China's trade contracted in March by an unexpectedly wide margin, adding to expectations that Beijing will launch new stimulus to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Business Kleenex maker turns to wheat straw as paper supply dwindles Kleenex maker turns to wheat straw as paper supply dwindles
Kimberly-Clark Professional, which manufactures Kleenex and Scott brand products, says its new "GreenHarvest" line will blend in 20 percent wheat straw, which it hopes will ease demand for the tree fiber and recycled paper it already uses.
Business Japan's Mitsubishi sets sights on niche in aircraft sector Japan's Mitsubishi sets sights on niche in aircraft sector
At a tightly guarded factory in central Japan, Mitsubishi, a maker of the Zero fighter planes of World War II, is launching its MRJ regional jet and aiming to fulfill Japan's long-cherished ambitions to regain status as a major aviation power.
Business Mattel reveals CEO didn't resign - he was fired Mattel reveals CEO didn't resign - he was fired
Mattel Inc. said in a regulatory filing that it terminated former CEO Bryan Stockton, which starkly differs from a statement made earlier this year, when the toy maker said he had resigned.