Royal Caribbean cruises

Midday Market Minute: Another Mishap for the Cruise Industry

The Carnival Triumph is being towed to a port in Mexico after an engine room fire knocked out the ship's power. Carnival could have to refund money to lots of disappointed customers. The company is also under investigation for possible violations, and could face a huge fine.

IPO Activity Heats Up Again

Investor uncertainty, the fiscal cliff debate, and the misadventures of some high-profile initial public offerings last year have led to a lack of new issues recently. But that's about to change.

Haiti's Best Hotels Thrive in the Quake's Long Aftermath

A year after Haiti's catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake, Port-au-Prince is still primarily a city of rubble and ruin. But the views from high-end spots like the Hotel Oloffson are picture perfect, and with armies of aid workers still needing somewhere to bed down, business at those hotels left intact is booming.

Preview: More Rough Seas for Royal Caribbean

There's no smooth sailing for Royal Caribbean Cruises, which is expected to post a weak quarter as the recession soaks its revenues. The likely soggy fourth-quarter results will come despite cost-cutting and aggressive marketing.

U.S. May Face Steep Tab in Haiti Rebuilding

President Obama has offered Haiti the United States' 'full support' after the island nation suffered an epic earthquake. What he did not mention is America's generosity may come with a hefty price tag to U.S. taxpayers as the deficit mushrooms from the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.