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Ikea and Marriott Team Up on Cheap European Hotels

Last year Ikea announced its intention to open a chain of economy hotels in western Europe; now comes news that the Swedish furniture merchant will be assisted in this venture, called Moxy, by Marriott International.

Wall Street Watch this Week: Harvesting a New Quarter

After nine generally buoyant months, the final quarter of 2012 kicks off this week. Not many companies stepping up to report their results this week, but anyone interested in agriculture will be looking forward to hearing from Mosaic and Monsanto.

Are Online Travel Deal Sites Ripping You Off?

Travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline say they'll get you the best deals -- but are we being played? A new lawsuit alleges they not only don't offer the best prices, but actually conspire with hotel chains to fix prices and prevent competitors from offering cheaper rooms.

Week Ahead: Earnings from Dell, Smucker's and More

Dell will highlight a handful of tech company results this week. Also reporting earnings will be food giants Smucker and Campbell Soup, also Marriott and other members of the lodging and hospitality industry, and the first of a long string of results from retailers.

Undercover Boss: Choice Hotels' CEO Makes the Beds

Undercover Boss starts its second season with a glimpse under the sheets at Choice Hotels, one of the largest hospitality conglomerates in the world. Featuring president and CEO Stephen P. Joyce, the episode will show the tougher side of the hotel business, as top executive scrubs a pool, makes beds, and straightens up a few of the company's estimated 490,000 rooms.

Ritz-Carlton to Offer Reward Program to Attract Travelers

Ritz-Carlton will introduce a loyalty rewards program in response to declining room rates in the luxury hotel industry. The chain long insisted that its customers were not interested in such a scheme. But with the average cost of a Ritz room at $297 at the end of the second quarter, 19% below the 2008 rate, loyalty programs now hold an appeal.

Preview: A New Earnings Season Kicks Off

Second-quarter earnings reports start coming in this week when Alcoa releases its latest results on Monday. This week's other anticipated quarterly reports include those from industry bellwethers Intel, Google and JPMorgan Chase.

Travel Maze: Hungry Nights in Luxury Hotels

If you fly into many major U.S. cities late, don't count on getting room service at your high-end hotel -- or even finding a decent meal nearby: Late-night dining options are frequently off the table, even if you're staying at the best hotel in town.

Tavern on the Green Shutting Down in the Red

After decades as a must-dine spot for tourists and a must-book location for benefits and parties, New York's famous Tavern on the Green will serve its last meal on New Year's Eve.

White Collar Reset: Jobs in Oklahoma?

If you need a job, you could do far worse than look in Oklahoma. At a time when the national employment picture remains stubbornly bleak, the state...