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Foods, drinks still sold with CBD in NYC, despite ban

Oct. 13, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Food and drink are still being sold with CBD in New York City, months after health officials banned restaurants and cafes from selling edibles spiked with or accompanied by the trendy cannabis derivative because of safety concerns. The city's health department surprised bakeries,...

Possible compromise on restaurant workers gets mixed reviews

Oct. 10, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A possible legislative compromise that attempts to address concerns raised by restaurant owners facing class action lawsuits over state wage and hour rules received mixed reviews Thursday. While members of the Connecticut Restaurant Association told state lawmakers Thursday they...

Latest: Restaurant owner among 5 hurt in electrical blasts

Oct. 6, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on explosions at an Oktoberfest festival in Southern California (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The owner of a restaurant had evacuated a dining area about 40 minutes before a series of electrical vault explosions injured him and four others during an Oktoberfest...

2 women allege sexual harassment, abuse at restaurant

Oct. 4, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) — Two former employees of a Connecticut-based restaurant chain say in a lawsuit that they were subjected to a pattern of sexual harassment and abuse by a manager. Gianna Aconfora and Maizzy Douchette allege in the suit filed this week in Hartford Superior Court that the manager of...

Asian stocks decline as traders mull Trump inquiry

Sep. 27, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and also the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The congressional inquiry into Trump is throwing more volatility into a market that already was nervous over U.S.-Chinese...

Arby's parent Inspire Brands buys Jimmy John's Sandwiches

Sep. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The parent company of Arby's is buying Jimmy John's Sandwiches, hoping to reverse sluggish sales at the chain. Atlanta-based Inspire Brands said Wednesday the acquisition will make it the fourth-largest restaurant company in the U.S., with annual sales of $14 billion and 11,200 restaurants....

White Bear Lake flourishes again with high water levels

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — At Admiral D's, a tavern and boat-rental business tucked in along White Bear Lake's west shore near Lion's Park, business is good this summer. Customers wanting to get out on the popular Ramsey County lake are renting more pontoons and boats, according to manager Heather Toot....

Chipotle, Cracker Barrel rise while Corning, SeaWorld fall

Sep. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday. Corning Inc., down $1.82 to $28.23 The glassmaker warned investors that weak demand will likely hurt two of its units. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., down $1.56 to $28.52 The theme park operator's CEO, Gustavo Antorcha, resigned...

Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world

Sep. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!"...

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

Sep. 13, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit by restaurant workers and a prominent restaurateur and hotelier who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution was restored Friday by a federal appeals court after a judge on a lower court dismissed it. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S....