Carnival Corp. dropped the most since September 2001 after the cruise company’s worst accident, as Chief Executive Officer Micky Arison oversees the response from Miami, 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) from the Italian site.
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Carnival Corp., the cruise operator beset by mishaps at sea this year, said Micky Arison will step down as chief executive officer next week after 34 years while remaining chairman. The stock rose the most in almost two years.
Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-ship operator, forecast fourth-quarter results that trailed analysts’ estimates amid a decline in advance bookings and higher fuel prices. The shares slumped.