Hilton shares 'sharing economy' with Uber

Hilton shares 'sharing economy' with Uber

AAP Hilton is hailing the ride sharing service Uber to help guests reach its hotels and then explore the city where they are staying. The companies on Tuesday said Hilton guests will be able to set up automatic notifications to request Uber rides to and from the chain's hotels worldwide. Members of the company's HHonors program also will be able to use a digital guide of restaurants and nightlif…

 

Australian Markets

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Aug 27, 2015 12:08 PM AEST
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange on Thursday, Aug 27: ASL - AUSDRILL - up one cent, or 4.8 per cent, to 22 cents Mining services group Ausdrill has posted a $175.6 million full year loss ...

  • Investors stunned by Aussie market recovery AAP - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 4:40 PM AEST
    Investors stunned by Aussie market recovery

    The Australian share market has closed higher after Chinese fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data beat expectations.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - Fri, Aug 7, 2015 12:25 PM AEST

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday.

  • Stocks to watch at close on Tuesday AAP - Tue, Aug 4, 2015 4:20 PM AEST

    Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 4:17 PM AEST

    Australian shares have finished flat as all eyes turn to a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Merck board OKs additional $10 billion stock buyback plan Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:36 AM AEDT

    Merck & Co. says its board approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion more of its stock. The drugmaker said Tuesday that amount will be added to the $1.7 billion remaining available for repurchase under ...

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Chesapeake Energy shares stage rally Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:27 AM AEDT

    When your stock price tumbles faster than the cost for a barrel of oil, it's hard for a company like Chesapeake Energy to give investors something to cheer about. But the Oklahoma City oil and gas provider ...

  • European stocks rise in opening deals AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:18 AM AEDT
    European stocks rise in opening deals

    Europe's main stock markets advanced at the start of trade on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.27 percent at 6,981.23 points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index added 0.36 percent to ...

  • GoDaddy plans to raise as much as $418 million in IPO Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:48 AM AEDT

    GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, said Thursday that it hopes to raise as much as $418 million in an initial public offering. GoDaddy said in June that it was ...

 

Company Finances

  • India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
    India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

    India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four. Mahindra hopes to win over city and campus dwellers with a $2,999, Vespa-like electric scooter ...

  • Harvey Norman buys $34m stake in dairy co AAP - 9 hours ago
    Harvey Norman buys $34m stake in dairy co

    Homewares retailer Harvey Norman has agreed to pay $34 million for a 49.9 per cent stake in northern Victorian dairy company Coomboona. Coomboona owns land and farm assets in the Coomboona district of ...

  • USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

    The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host. The ...

  • US lowers estimate of Takata air bags needing repairs Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    Federal regulators have lowered their estimate of potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags on U.S. roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says approximately 23.4 million driver and ...

  • Wabash National Corporation to Participate in the Global Hunter Securities Industrial Conference GlobeNewswire - 11 hours ago

    LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 01, 2015-- Wabash National Corporation today announced that Brent Yeagy, Group President of Commercial Trailer Products and Mike Pettit, Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, ...

  • O-I Completes Acquisition of Vitro's Food and Beverage Business ACN Newswire - 12 hours ago

    Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI - News) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Vitro food and beverage glass container business from Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA.MX - News) in a transaction valued at approximately $2.15 billion. The transaction includes Vitro's five food and beverage glass container plants in Mexico, a plant in Bolivia and the food and beverage business of Vitro Packaging, its North American distribution business based in Plano, Texas, which together employ nearly 6,000 people.

  • Sleeker smartwatches to shine at Berlin mega gadget fair AFP - 14 hours ago
    Sleeker smartwatches to shine at Berlin mega gadget fair

    Sleeker and sexier smartwatches are expected to premiere this week in Berlin at one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, with both phone manufacturers and watchmakers jostling for a share of the fast-growing market. The annual IFA show, which began as an exhibition on the new medium of radio 90 years ago, has developed into a massive showcase for consumers to touch and feel the latest in technological innovations. South Korean electronics giant Samsung will show off its latest smartwatch, the Gear S2, on Thursday.

  • 5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin Associated Press - 16 hours ago
    5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin

    Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday. The event, which runs through Sept. 9, will ...

  • Griffin Announces Termination of Tenant’s Option to Purchase Imperial’s Florida Farm GlobeNewswire - 16 hours ago

    NEW YORK, Sept. 01, 2015-- Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. announced that the landscape nursery company tenant that, earlier this year, notified Griffin’ s wholly-owned subsidiary, Imperial Nurseries, ...

  • PHOTO RELEASE--Newport News Shipbuilding Achieves "Pressure Hull Complete" Construction Milestone on … GlobeNewswire - 18 hours ago

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787) is "pressure hull complete," signifying that all of the submarine's hull ...