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Economy Dec 19Restaurants anxious as omicron, high food costs take toll
Many businesses said hundreds of festive corporate lunch bookings vanished almost overnight as infections began to soar and Johnson announced tighter restrictions, including mandatory mask-wearing in most indoor spaces, though restaurants are open as usual.
Economy Dec 09Starbucks workers vote to unionize in Buffalo, New York
"Yes" votes could accelerate unionization efforts at other U.S. Starbucks stores. Already, three more stores in Buffalo and a store in Mesa, Arizona, have filed petitions with the labor board for their own union elections. Those cases are pending.
Economy Dec 02Starbucks fights expanding unionization effort at its stores
Starbucks is fighting an expanded effort to unionize its stores. The effort comes even as a union vote proceeds at three of the coffee chain's locations in Buffalo, New York.
Economy Nov 22No turkey shortage for Thanksgiving, but higher prices expected
The American Farm Bureau estimates a Thanksgiving feast for 10 will cost $53.31 this year, up 14% from a year ago. Butterball CEO Jay Jandrain says labor, transportation and feed costs all soared this year and remain elevated.
Economy Sep 15DoorDash sues New York City over rights to customer data
DoorDash is suing New York City over a new law that requires delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants.
Nation Feb 16Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable
A decentralized vaccine campaign has resulted in a patchwork of policies and an inconsistent rollout to low-paid essential workers who are exposed to hundreds of customers each day.
Arts Feb 09Aunt Jemima brand gets a new name: Pearl Milling Company
Quaker Oats announced last June that it would retire the Aunt Jemima brand, saying the character's origins are "based on a racial stereotype."…
Nation Feb 04Congressional report finds some amounts of toxic metals in baby food brands
A congressional investigation has found levels of arsenic, lead and other toxic metals in many popular baby foods, including organic brands.
Nation Nov 23Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite CDC warnings
More than 3 million people were screened at U.S. airports on Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Economy Nov 16Airbnb details years of losses ahead of planned IPO
The documents show that leading up to the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, AirBnb was spending heavily on technology and marketing to grow its business. Its revenue jumped 32 percent to $4.8 billion in 2019, but it reported a net…