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In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, photo, a delivery worker for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com prepares for the morning round of deliveries from a distribution center in Beijing, China. JD and rivals including Pinduoduo, Miss Fresh and Alibaba Group's Hema are scrambling to fill a boom in orders while protecting their employees. E-commerce is one of the few industries to thrive after anti-virus controls starting in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinemas, offices and shops nationwide and extinguished auto and real estate sales. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

Feb. 18, 2020 10:48 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. Demand for online food vendors has surged since China’s government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping...

In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Frankie Chu, owner of Vegetarian Dim Sum House in New York's Chinatown, sits in his empty restaurant usually bustling with customers, in New York. Sales have plunged 70% over the last two weeks,

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

Feb. 18, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling...

In this Oct. 9, 2019 photo, the staff at the meat-free restaurant Slutty Vegan in Atlanta, treats work like a party. (Todd A. Price/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Black-owned vegan eateries are spicing up Southern cuisine

Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The doors opened at 4 p.m., but the line formed an hour earlier at this restaurant in Southwest Atlanta, minutes from the historically black Clark Atlanta University. No one seemed to mind the wait. "I'm excited," one woman told another. "I heard people are out here until 1 a.m. in the...

Vegas police decry restaurant denying officers service

Feb. 15, 2020 2:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two on-duty Las Vegas police officers were refused service at a restaurant during their lunch break but the action by one employee has been disavowed by the business, the police department said. The corporation that owns the The Lodge tells police that the action Thursday by one employee...

Manager Chen Tiantian, left, hands a takeaway order to a delivery driver at a Moka Bros cafe in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. For Valentine's Day Moka Bros, a health food eatery in Beijing, offered a special that included both a rose and a note logging the temperature of the chef that made the meal. Like many businesses in China, the restaurant has struggled to cope with the impact of a virus that has infected tens of thousands of people worldwide and sent several cities into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

Feb. 14, 2020 8:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door. The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of the chef who made it. Moka Bros, a health food eatery...

Authorities inspect the damage at Cat Cora's Kitchen inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Atlanta, after part of the restaurant's ceiling collapsed. (@Naturally_DaBay via AP)

Part of the ceiling collapses at Atlanta airport restaurant

Feb. 13, 2020 7:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Part of a restaurant ceiling collapsed inside Atlanta's airport Thursday, leaving a large chunk of it draped over countertops in the dining area. One person was taken to a hospital, and a second person was treated at the scene, airport officials said. The collapse happened shortly before 8...

'Sudden and swift' drop at Chinese eateries amid virus fears

Feb. 11, 2020 6:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' restaurant industry is reporting a “sudden and swift” decline in business at Chinese restaurants as a new virus has sickened tens of thousands of people, mostly in China. The Massachusetts Restaurant Association said in a statement released late Friday that...

Introducing plant-based soul food, one meat eater at a time

Feb. 11, 2020 4:21 PM EST

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Five years ago, Manchester resident Azaria Drakeford began eating a diet of just plant-based food, but she quickly found herself in a bit of a dilemma. “I was trying to look for different places that had plant-based food, but the closest was 30 minutes away,” she...

Renovation to begin on old ‘Monitor Statesman’ building

Feb. 11, 2020 3:54 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Steve Duprey’s newest downtown project is bringing back something old. The Concord developer plans to begin a renovation of the former Monitor Statesman Building at 10 Pleasant St., Extension this winter to create a new headquarters for the Londonderry civil, environmental and...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Global stock turn higher as investors watch virus impact

Feb. 11, 2020 6:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak. Indexes in London and Frankfurt advanced in Europe, while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul closed higher. Tokyo fell for a second day. “Concerns over the coronavirus...