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Marriott takes on Airbnb with new homesharing website

The largest hotel company in the world is putting Airbnb, HomeAway, and Booking.com on notice — along with fellow hoteliers AccorHotels and Hyatt.

Marriott International today is launching its official foray into the homesharing market via a six-month pilot in partnership with London-based home rental management company, Hostmaker.

Kroger Aims to Sell Convenience Stores

Kroger Co. said it may sell its convenience stores and cut other costs, as the nation's largest traditional grocer battles Amazon.com Inc. and other new competitors.
 The nearly 800 convenience stores, most of which sell gas, will likely fetch Kroger a higher return than profits delivered to the company currently, executives told investors at an annual meeting Wednesday at the New York Stock Exchange.