US futures point to higher opening

Futures on major U.S. stock indices point to a higher opening on Tuesday, following the gains in European and Asian stock markets as tensions eased on the Korean Peninsula.

Cruising on the Carnival Pride Resort Ship

Once you board the majestic Carnival Pride resort ship, you are in the world of pleasure. For the next seven days, there is nothing to worry about. You are pampered and well fed. Exotic destinations wait for you to explore. And, most of all, you will not be bored.

Carnival outlook disappoints, shares drop

Carnival Corp & Plc , the world's largest cruise ship operator, reported a 48 percent drop in quarterly profit on Friday because of lower ticket prices, and shares fell 3 percent as it forecast profit for the current quarter below Wall Street estimates.

Elvis Costello enjoys TV role as carnival barker

Elvis Costello, the British singer-songwriter who swept through the London pub scene, the punk movement and the New Wave fad while retaining his signature sound, continues to release great work 30-plus years into his career. His latest project, the country- and folk-inflected Secret, Profane, and Sugarcane, arrived June 9 on Hear Music.

Rio wins 2016 Games as IOC rebuffs Obama

Rio de Janeiro won a resounding vote on Friday to stage the first Olympics in South America in 2016, rebuffing U.S. President Barack Obama, who had personally lobbied for his adopted hometown Chicago.

Carnival ups 2009 outlook, shares surge

Carnival Corp & Plc , the world's largest cruise operator, lifted its 2009 earnings forecast on Tuesday, citing stronger booking volumes, sending shares up as much as 8.4 percent.

Carnival beats on cost cuts, solid pricing

Carnival Corp & Plc posted a quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates helped by better-than-anticipated pricing and lower net cruise costs, driving shares up nearly 9 percent in midday trading.

Carnival cuts Q2, 2009 earnings outlook

Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise ship operator, cut its second-quarter and full-year earnings outlook, citing higher fuel costs and a falling U.S. dollar.

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad is home to some of the most diverse and spectacular bird life in the Caribbean. This variety can be attributed to the island's location on the tip of South America. Home to the Asa Wright Nature Centre, a world renowned centre for bird watching, Trinidad's size and accessibility to popular sites, ensures many species can be seen without long drives or treks.

FTSE drifts down, hit by consumer confidence data

Britain's largest shares drifted down on low volumes led by Diageo and with sentiment hit by a survey showing a sharp decline in British consumer confidence and by buoyant sterling following strong house price data.