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Cuba opens door to more private business, but red tape looms

Sep. 16, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Opening a small business is a bureaucratic headache in many parts of the world. In Cuba, it's an adventure in largely unknown territory. Most sorts of private businesses have been banned for more than 50 years, even if hundreds of thousands of Cubans in...

DoorDash sues New York City over rights to customer data

Sep. 15, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

DoorDash is suing New York City over a new law that requires delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants. The lawsuit filed Wednesday is the latest in a string of legal tussles between delivery companies and local governments, reflecting unease over the...

South Africa events industry gets boost with regulation ease

Sep. 13, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The hospitality and events industry in South Africa has received a major boost with the government easing tough COVID-19 regulations that have since June prevented it from accommodating more than 50 people in restaurants and public events. South...

Adapt or else: Downtown businesses cope with new reality

Sep. 13, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Downtown businesses in the U.S. and abroad once took for granted that nearby offices would provide a steady clientele looking for breakfast, lunch, everyday goods and services and last-minute gifts. As the resilient coronavirus keeps offices closed and workers at home, some...

Minnesota restaurants get creative to combat worker shortage

Sep. 13, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — At the Sauk Rapids Dairy Queen, the “Now Hiring” sign has been up since late February, when it opened for the season. Hiring was “scary tough,” particularly in the beginning of the season, franchise co-owner Misty Hahn Schultz said. ...

For World Trade Center cook, surviving 9/11 led to activism

Sep. 11, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after 9/11, Sekou Siby still feels the pangs of survivor's guilt. A cook and dishwasher at the World Trade Center's Windows on the World restaurant, Siby had swapped shifts that day with a co-worker who ended up dying in the terrorist attacks. ...

Sioux Falls restaurants clean up their act during pandemic

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It was apparent to Dominic Miller that Sioux Falls restaurants used their time during the height of the coronavirus pandemic well. The public health inspector, now Sioux Falls public health manager, was one of six inspectors evaluating Sioux...

DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats sue NYC over pandemic fee caps

Sep. 10, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Three of the nation's largest food delivery companies are suing New York City over a limit on fees it put in place during the pandemic to protect restaurants devastated by the forced closure of their dining rooms. The city has continued to extend those caps even as...

Chicago: DoorDash, Grubhub mislead restaurants, customers

Aug. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials on Friday accused DoorDash and Grubhub of harming the city's restaurants and their customers by charging high fees and through other deceptive practices when delivery and takeout business became essential to the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank

Aug. 26, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days. The territory has no civilian airport and those who can afford a plane ticket must catch their flights in neighboring Jordan. But just outside the northern city of Nablus, a pair of...