Costa Concordia couple’s family ‘We accept they’ve gone’

Daily Mail
By Graham Smith The family of a Minnesota couple missing in the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster have said they accept the decision to end the search. In a blog posting, the children of Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake said they are ‘certainly disheartened to hear the news’ but understand. Jerry and Barbara Heil of Minnesota are the only Americans missing following the January 13 disaster.

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Business Highlights: Cruise bookings fall after Concordia shipwreck

Business Highlights
Washington Post
 watching bookings ever since the Costa Concordia, which is owned by Carnival Corp., ran aground on Jan. 13. And on Monday, they learned they had reason to be nervous: Bookings fell significantly for Miami-based Carnival Corp. after the accident. The frightful images of a sinking Italian cruise ship have scared off some cruise passengers, at least temporarily, during the industry’s peak booking season.

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