Dee-Ann’s Recent Stories
Economy Sep 30Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants
U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that’s expected to claim even more lives.
Economy Jul 14Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19
Robots that can flip burgers, make salads and even bake bread are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers.
Health May 05Production shutdowns shrink meat supplies at stores
U.S. meat supplies are dwindling due to coronavirus-related production shutdowns. As a result, some stores like Costco and restaurants like Wendy's are limiting sales.
Economy Apr 28Pandemic stress pushes front-line workers toward labor action
Front-line workers are staging job action after job action in their quest for protection from the coronavirus. The protests have extended from Amazon to Instacart and McDonalds.
Nation Apr 20Government relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints
Some big restaurant chains have obtained loans from the government under a small-business relief program, leading business groups to call for changes to the program before Congress provides it with new funding.
Economy Apr 13Workers sue McDonald’s over harassment at Florida stores
Two McDonald's workers in Florida are filing a $500 million class action lawsuit against the company, claiming a "systemic sexual harassment problem" at company-owned stores.
Nation Mar 26Many businesses cautious about restarting economy amid virus
Trump wants the country open for business by mid-April, but some experts warn it's not as easy as flipping a switch.
Economy Mar 17WATCH: Airbnb, hotels seek U.S. government aid as demand flattens
Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta told the president Hilton has had to close some hotels for the first time in 100 years.
Economy Feb 28Novel coronavirus fear creates a global run on face masks
Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy.
Economy Feb 17Former United Auto Workers President Owen Bieber dies at age 90
Bieber shepherded the UAW through a recession, the Reagan era, industry downsizing and rapidly expanding global competition.