After a slew of recent mishaps, it’s hard for the cruise industry to repair its battered image, but Turkel Brands executive creative director Bruce Turkel has some ideas. And check out some affordable alternatives to over-the-top luxury items. In case you missed it, here is a recap of some of the top newsmakers and expert analysis from last night on FOX Business Network.
1. Safe Harbor Ahead for Cruises?
Damage on the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas is pictured as the ship is docked in Freeport May 27, 2013. A fire broke out on the ship's aft mooring deck in the early hours of Monday morning. The fire was extinguished at 0458 ET, and all 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members were safe and accounted for, according to the company. REUTERS/Vandyke Hepburn (BAHAMAS - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX103FM
Turkel Brands’ Bruce Turkel weighs in on branding strategies for the struggling cruise industry.
2. Are Expensive Products Worth It?
Shoppers walk across Canton Road, famous for its luxury brand stores, at Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district May 9, 2013. Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury falls out of favour. Picture taken May 9, 2013. To match HONGKONG-RETAILERS/ REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTXZTB2
On The Willis Report, Charles Passy breaks down the most overpriced – and underperforming – luxury items on the market.
3. Journalists Refuse Holder Meeting
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder looks on during a special naturalization ceremony at the Department of Justice in Washington May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX10480
Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, and The Hill Columnist A.B. Stoddard weigh in on the off-the-record meeting offered by A.G. Eric Holder – and why journalists said no.
4. Tough Sell for Health-Care Law
FBN’s Rich Edson on why the next few months is a critical time for the health-care law, and the challenges still ahead.