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China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Liu Qian, job-hunting with a new master's degree, said two employers interviewed her and then said the positions had been eliminated. Others asked her to take lower pay. She is one of 11 million new graduates desperate for work in a bleak job market as anti-virus...

Chipotle to pay NYC workers $20M for violating labor laws

Aug. 09, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay $20 million to current and former workers at its New York City restaurants for violating city labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. According to investigators, Chipotle’s violations of the city’s Fair Workweek law...

Norfolk to crack down on nightclub violence after shooting

Aug. 06, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A nightclub shooting that wounded four people appears to be the last straw for officials in Norfolk. The Virginian-Pilot reports that city officials say they will ask businesses from nightclubs to coffee shops to explain why they deserve the “privilege” of...

Uber's stock surges on positive trends despite big Q2 loss

Aug. 02, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

Uber's effort to meld its pioneering ride-hailing service with food and freight delivery showed progress during the past quarter even though the company sustained a huge loss stemming from a sharp decline in its outside investments. Looking past Uber's second-quarter loss of $2.6...

Robert Smith closes longtime dairy bar in Shannon

Jul. 31, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

SHANNON, Miss. (AP) — In 1962, E.D. and Georgia Mae Smith opened Smith’s Dairy Bar in Shannon. After school, Robert Smith – then a junior at Siggers High, which is now Shannon Elementary – and his siblings would go straight to the restaurant to help their folks serve...

Inmates helping round out job market in Alabama community

Jul. 30, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The use of trusted inmates to fill local businesses’ vacancies amid a tight labor market has helped the employers, provided money for fine or restitution payments, and benefited county jail budgets, but the inmates have to follow strict rules to remain eligible for...

McDonald's posts lower Q2 revenue, charges weigh down profit

Jul. 26, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

McDonald’s revenue fell short of expectations in the second quarter as coronavirus restrictions shuttered stores in China and higher prices took a toll on U.S. demand. The Chicago burger giant said its revenue fell 3% to $5.72 billion in the April-June period. That was short of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 22, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. July 21, 2022. Editorial: We’re in a drought; everyone in Connecticut needs to conserve water The Metropolitan District says there are no mandatory or voluntary water use restrictions being requested of its customers. That’s good...

Wisconsin employment nearly back to pre-pandemic level

Jul. 21, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report on Wisconsin employment shows the state is just about where it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but that the recovery has been uneven. Total employment is down about 2.4%, or about 69,500 jobs from December 2019, according to the analysis...

Food truck owner charged with pandemic relief fraud

Jul. 20, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts food truck business who authorities say misused most of the $1.5 million in federal pandemic relief funding he obtained by investing it in the stock market has been arrested, federal authorities said. Loc Vo, 55, faces a charge of wire...