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Cuba modifies some regulations unpopular with private sector

Dec. 5, 2018 11:44 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's government has modified a series of measures unpopular with the country's private sector, including lifting restrictions on the number of business permits a person can have and the number of chairs there can be in restaurants, a top official said Wednesday. In July, authorities...

Nightclub shooting survivors file lawsuit against club owner

Nov. 28, 2018 6:17 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Nineteen people who survived a shooting last year at a Little Rock nightclub filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the club's owners, alleging negligence in security and in staff training. At a press conference, two survivors and their lawyers said they believed Herman Lewis, who...

Judge: Trump hotel boost from presidency does not break law

Nov. 27, 2018 2:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of breaking a law on unfair competition by using the presidency to attract customers to restaurants in his Washington hotel. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled Monday that the Cork Wine Bar may indeed be...

Chipotle offers manager job back in St. Paul dine-and-dash

Nov. 19, 2018 6:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Chipotle said Monday that the company has offered a fired St. Paul restaurant manager her job back after receiving more information about an incident where employees refused to serve five black men and asked them to prove they could pay before taking their order. The company said in...

The Latest: Chipotle offers St. Paul manager job back

Nov. 19, 2018 6:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Chipotle firing a restaurant manager in dine and dash case (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Chipotle says the company has offered a St. Paul restaurant manager her job back after she was fired in a dine-and-dash case. The company said in a statement Monday that it has...

Schwan's Co. sold to South Korean company for $1.8 billion

Nov. 15, 2018 12:59 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Schwan's Co, a food distributor with deep roots in Minnesota known for its gold home-delivery trucks, has been sold to South Korea's largest food manufacturer. Seoul-based CJ CheilJedang will pay $1.8 billion for an 80 percent stake in Schwan's and gain control of its businesses...

Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup

Nov. 14, 2018 6:43 AM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup. Police in Santa Ana, California, say the assault took place around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27 when the drive-thru customer entered the restaurant through an employee door and asked...

With Uber Eats' fast growth comes potential for profit

Nov. 11, 2018 7:11 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In three years, the Uber Eats restaurant food delivery service has grown from an experiment to serving much of the U.S. and major cities worldwide. By year's end, the ride-hailing company says it will cover 70 percent of the U.S. population and be in 243 metro areas, mainly by...

New Orleans restaurateur aims for inclusivity in new venture

Nov. 4, 2018 6:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When employees enter Saba — an Israeli restaurant started by award-winning chef Alon Shaya — they pass by the company's mission statement, which emphasizes the importance of a safe and comfortable working environment. Only at the end does it really get around to food with...

Yoga shooter appeared to have made misogynistic videos

Nov. 3, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A brooding military veteran and former teacher appeared to have made videos in which he railed at women and blacks, years before he fatally shot two women at a Florida yoga studio, wounded five other people and then killed himself. The Friday evening shooting at a busy upscale...