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US hiring stays strong, complicating Fed's inflation fight

Dec. 02, 2022 13:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy — a sign of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes. The economy added 263,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate...

New service union seeks to inspire labor movement in South

Nov. 18, 2022 15:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Over 100 service industry workers gathered Friday in the capital of South Carolina, the state with the country’s lowest unionization rate, to launch a new union and in turn try to boost labor organizing across the South. The Union of Southern Service Workers...

Target, Advance Auto Parts fall; Lowe's, ImmunoGen rise

Nov. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Target Corp., down $23.51 to $155.47. The retailer reported an unexpectedly big drop in third-quarter profit as customers curtailed spending ahead of the holiday shopping season....

Slutty Vegan CEO talks new cookbook, plans to go global

Nov. 14, 2022 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the past few years, Slutty Vegan, an Atlanta-based eatery, has attracted a cult-like following with its raunchy approach to veganism. Celebrities often pop in for a visit. And customers routinely wait through long lines to order from the chain’s cheekily-named...

Controversial DC tipping proposal approved by voters — again

Nov. 08, 2022 23:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial proposal to change the pay structure for servers and other workers at Washington's bars and restaurants was approved Tuesday, four years after an identical measure was overturned by the D.C. Council. Initiative 82 eliminates the so-called tipped...

Underground Kitchen provides healthy meals for those in need

Nov. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Before the pandemic, The Underground Kitchen was known for its glamorous, sold-out, $150-per-plate dinners from top chefs in secret locations. But when the pandemic closed down bars and restaurants, UGK was shuttered, too. “For weeks, we...

DoorDash defies U.S. delivery slowdown with strong Q3

Nov. 03, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

DoorDash defied an overall slowdown in U.S. restaurant delivery in the third quarter, saying its orders jumped 27% as it expanded overseas and added new grocery and retail offerings. The San Francisco-based delivery company reported 439 million orders in the July-September period....