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Wendy's worker who put 'Chubby' on customer receipt fired

Oct. 17, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A franchise owner of a North Carolina Wendy's says an employee who called a customer "Chubby" on an order has been fired. News outlets report the Carolina Restaurant Group issued a statement Tuesday that says they apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and terminated the employee, whose...

Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction

Oct. 7, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A second customer of restaurant chain Pret a Manger died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label, the company has confirmed. The coffee-and-sandwich business has promised to improve its labeling following criticism at an inquest last month into the death...

McDonald's says most burgers now preservative-free

Sep. 26, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Following years of reformulating at McDonald's, most of the burgers it serves in the U.S. are now preservative-free. As of Wednesday, the world's largest burger chain says classics like the Big Mac and Quarter Pounder with Cheese are preservative-free, with reformulated buns and sauces....

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep. 25, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,914.26....

Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US indexes lower

Sep. 17, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology stocks led the way downward on Wall Street as traders braced for more tariffs to be announced on China. Apple lost 2.7 percent Monday, Netflix slumped 3.9 percent and Twitter gave up 4.2 percent. Most...

Spanish-speaking worker refused English-speaking customers

Sep. 14, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell worker in Florida has been fired after video showed her refusing to serve some English-speaking customers. Taco Bell Corp. told the Miami Herald Friday that a female employee seen in the viral video shot at a Hialeah store no longer works for the brand....

The Latest: Democrat Kirkpatrick wins Arizona House primary

Aug. 29, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Ann Kirkpatrick has won a seven-way primary to become the Democratic nominee for a congressional district seat being vacated by Arizona Rep. Martha McSally. Republican...