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Restaurants, delivery apps still at odds as demand grows

Apr. 20, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

Diners got used to delivery during the pandemic, and the habit may stick long after dining rooms reopen. But restaurants and delivery companies remain uneasy partners, haggling over fees and struggling to make the service profitable for themselves and each other. ...

UK job figures show young hardest hit by COVID restrictions

Apr. 20, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of workers on U.K. corporate payrolls dropped by 0.2% in March as young people were hardest hit by coronavirus restrictions that closed bars, restaurants and hotels, according to the latest government statistics. Company payrolls fell by 56,000...

Coke sales rebound as vaccinations roll out and venues open

Apr. 19, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

Sales are steadily improving at Coca-Cola Co. as vaccinations allow for the opening of restaurants and offices in many regions globally. Coke historically had booked half its sales from restaurants, stadiums and other public places. The pandemic broadsided the company. ...

Michigan extends mask order, capacity limits amid surge

Apr. 16, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Friday extended by five weeks a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, even for young children in day care, as the state battles the country's highest daily coronavirus infection rate. The measure,...

Quincy bar owner charged in attack on university student

Apr. 15, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — An aggravated battery charge has been filed against a Quincy, Illinois, bar owner in connection with an attack on a Black suburban Chicago college student. The Adams County state’s attorney’s office on Wednesday accused Steven Homan, 47, of...

New York bars, restaurants can soon stay open 'til midnight

Apr. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The governor also announced during a telephone briefing...

Belgium eases lockdown, plans to open terraces in May

Apr. 14, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is planning to reopen restaurants and bars for outdoor service next month and to lift a night-time curfew as new COVID-19 cases continue to go down in the country. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo made the announcement on Wednesday following a...

Wisconsin high court: Governor can't limit business capacity

Apr. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers' administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature's approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the...

Kohl's names 3 new directors in deal with activist investors

Apr. 14, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s Corp. says it's adding three independent members to its board of directors as part of an agreement it struck with a key activist investor group that has been fighting to exert more control. The new independent directors nominated by the investor...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...