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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…
Nation Oct 30Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo
Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel and large indoor gatherings. That leaves an anxious turkey farmers and grocers scrambling to predict what people will want on their holiday tables.
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.