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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Priceline.com, the name-your-own price Internet company, announced Friday the expansion of its hotel service to major cities in China, Singapore and Thailand.

Americans can use the Norwalk-based company for major-brand hotel rooms in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

More than 8,000 hotel properties in 1,300 cities and towns in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean are in the Priceline.com program.

Shares of Priceline.com were up 9 cents at $2.18 in midday trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.