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Activist investor takes $1.9 billion stake in Southwest Airlines, seeks to oust CEO and chair

Activist hedge fund Elliott Management has amassed a $1.9 billion stake in Southwest Airlines and plans to push for leadership changes at the airline that has lagged big rivals. The stake makes Elliott one of Southwest’s largest shareholders, according to FactSet. Shares of Southwest were up 7% in premarket trading Monday. The company had a market …

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Cruise ship barred from docking amid outbreak of stomach illness

Officials in the island nation of Mauritius blocked a Norwegian Cruise Line ship from docking there on Sunday, after more than a dozen passengers were stricken with a stomach illness. Around 15 passengers aboard the Norwegian Dawn remain in isolation due to an undisclosed “health risk” and are undergoing testing, according to the …

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Hotel guests risk booking rooms on sites that apply steep fees

Justin Perry was planning a one-night stay in London for early February and booked a room on what he thought was his chosen hotel’s website. It was only after getting a reservation confirmation that he realized he’d used a third-party platform — which charged him $155.92 in service fees on …

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