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Trump's Cuba policy hurts private sector, new figures say

Jan. 15, 2019 8:41 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to new government figures. Trump announced in June 2017 that he was tightening limits on U.S. travel to...

Woman, 94, a customer favorite at Arby's after 25 years

Jan. 11, 2019 4:24 PM EST

HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) — Dorothy Bale has become a fixture and customer favorite during her 25 years working at an Arby's in a Salt Lake City suburb. The 94-year-old has worked at the sandwich shop longer than some of her co-workers have been alive, going through two remodels and 21 managers, The Salt Lake...

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

Jan. 11, 2019 6:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many to make...

Peabody spot aims to become new destination for marriages

Jan. 7, 2019 1:53 PM EST

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Downtown Peabody probably does not come to mind when brides-to-be are thinking of a wedding venue. The city, of course, has the Boston Marriott Peabody on Centennial Drive and the popular and historic Smith Barn of the Peabody Historical Society. But neither spot operates in the...

Restaurant famous for traditional fare, surly staff, closing

Jan. 4, 2019 10:12 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A nearly 200-year-old Boston restaurant famous for its traditional Yankee fare and surly wait staff has announced that it is shutting down. Managers at Durgin-Park, in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, say they will close on Jan. 12. Michael Weinstein, CEO of Ark Restaurant Group, which owns and...

Gaza cafe owner offers fish pedicures to improve business

Jan. 2, 2019 6:13 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Mahmoud Othman tried to figure a way to save his cafe business in the beleaguered Gaza Strip, he was amazed by online videos of tourists in Turkey getting fish pedicures. That got him thinking and a unique idea was born. After getting Israeli approval, he recently imported...

Young couple reflect on move, refurbishing Cape Cod eatery

Dec. 31, 2018 12:20 PM EST

DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — At first glance, Adam and Erica Dunn's story seems to be one of a young couple swimming against the stream of families fleeing Cape Cod in search of better career opportunities. Last January, the Dunns moved to Dennis from Brooklyn, New York, with plans to purchase The Red Pheasant, a...

A taste of home: Syrian TV-chef opens restaurant in Berlin

Dec. 24, 2018 6:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Tucked away in a former fast-food kiosk in the German capital lies a new restaurant whose owner hopes will provide a taste of home for the thousands of new arrivals who have fled Syria's brutal civil war. After fleeing her homeland, Malakeh Jazmati reinvented herself in Jordan as a TV chef...

Open and closed: shutdown's varied impact on parks, tourists

Dec. 22, 2018 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible," although some roads at Rocky Mountain National Park are closed as snow goes unplowed. But, while the...

Lawsuit: Eatery co-owned by golfer hasn't paid mortgage

Dec. 20, 2018 6:48 AM EST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit charges that a South Carolina steakhouse co-owned by professional golfer Darren Clarke hasn't paid more than $2 million toward its mortgage. The Island Packet reported Wednesday that the lawsuit was filed by Synovus Bank in September against co-owner Michael Doyle...