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Shares of online travel companies Expedia and TripAdvisor jumped Thursday following solid earnings announcements, as investors bet on the boost to leisure tourism from cheap oil. Expedia chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi cited the benefit of cheaper airfares as a boon to the online travel industry, helping to offset the ills from the November Paris attacks, as well as the drag from the sinking stock market. "The more leisure travellers we have flying, the more opportunity we have to sell hotels and insurance and cars and everything else to them," Khosrowshahi said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen."