A Theme-Park Pop Could Help Disney Sparkle

The holidays drew sell-out crowds to Disneyland, shutting ticket sales on two days. Could this be a sign that its all-important parks and resorts may turn into money makers in 2011? That would be a big from last year, when they pulled down the company's overall earnings growth.

Disney Hikes Ticket Prices at Resort Parks

Disney (DIS) will raise prices for tickets to its resort parks - Disneyland and Disney California Adventure - as well as for parking. The cost of single-day visit will go up by $4 to $76, while the price of an annual pass will go up by as much as $30, The Orange County Register reported.

Violence Puts a Chill on Jamaica's Tourism Industry

In Jamaica, where tourism accounts for around 20% of GDP, the violence surrounding efforts to arrest gang kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke is having an impact well beyond his Kingston neighborhood. Tourists are staying away in droves -- even from resorts far from the unrest.

Morgan Stanley Walking Away from Revel Casino

Morgan Stanley has decided to cut its losses in Atlantic City. The investment bank is selling its stake in the Revel casino and taking a "substantial loss," one that some analysts estimate could amount to $800 million to $1 billion.