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Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors

Jun. 22, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 percent to...

General Motors and Deere slide while Kroger and Darden jump

Jun. 21, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: General Motors Co., down 83 cents to $41.12 Automakers fell after Daimler lowered its profit forecast, partly because of the effect of tariffs on U.S. vehicles in China. Kroger Co., up $2.55 to $28.73 The supermarket chain raised...

U-Haul company, employee charged in food truck explosion

Jun. 20, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Almost four years after a Philadelphia food truck exploded into a fireball killing a woman and her teenage daughter, a U-Haul subsidiary and the general manager of one of its Philadelphia stores have been indicted. The U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania...

DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

Jun. 20, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. Voters on Tuesday also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...

DC Mayor Bowser wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...

The Latest: DC OKs change in minimum wage for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Washington, D.C. (all times EDT): 9:28 p.m. Washington, D.C., voters have approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the way restaurants and bars pay tipped employees. With 90 percent of the vote reported Tuesday night, Initiative 77 had secured...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

Jun. 18, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant...

UK union free to challenge Deliveroo over drivers' status

Jun. 15, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge has given a British union permission to mount a legal challenge over the employment status of drivers for the food-delivery service Deliveroo. Last year a tribunal ruled that Deliveroo's moped drivers and cyclists are self-employed. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain...

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

Jun. 13, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster and even new ones may not draw a crowd. Many...

2nd anniversary of Pulse massacre marked by art, litigation

Jun. 10, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Survivors and victims' relatives are marking the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting with a remembrance ceremony, a run, art exhibits and litigation. Ahead of Tuesday's commemoration of the massacre of 49 people at the gay nightclub, some survivors and victims' relatives...