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As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

Jun. 28, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spread of coronavirus infections began gradually loosening earlier this month. That's...

McDonald's to pay France $1.3 billion in tax fraud case

Jun. 16, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — McDonald’s France and related companies have agreed to pay over 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) to the French state to settle a case in which the fast-food giant was accused of years of tax evasion. A Paris court approved the settlement Thursday, the French national...

Retail sales in May slip 0.3% amid surging inflation

Jun. 15, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans trimmed their spending unexpectedly in May compared with a month before, underscoring how surging inflation on daily necessities like gas is causing them to be more cautious about buying discretionary items. U.S. retail sales slipped 0.3% last month, down...

Russian-owned successor of McDonald's opens in Moscow

Jun. 12, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Three months after McDonald's suspended operations in Russia, hundreds of people streamed into its famous former outlet on Moscow's Pushkin Square as the restaurant reopened Sunday under a Russian owner and a new name. In March, McDonald's halted operations of its...

Arizona's minimum wage tied to Consumer Price Index changes

Jun. 05, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Concern about the inflation rate is widespread following a jump to a four-decade high earlier this year. In Arizona, rising inflation has an added twist: the state’s minimum wage is now tied to changes in the Consumer Price Index. If prices continue to rise...

Red-hot summer job market awaits US teens as employers sweat

Jun. 02, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory, has a cautionary message for her customers this summer: Prepare to wait longer for your Hawaiian pie or calzone. The Pizza Factory's 100 West Coast locations are desperately short of workers. With about 12 employees per...

Man arrested in killing of NYC restaurant delivery worker

Jun. 02, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been arrested on charges of killing a New York City restaurant delivery worker after the owner reported a spate of harassment that began with a complaint about a condiment. Glenn Hirsch, 51, was awaiting arraignment Thursday after being arrested on murder...

Crucial summer for Atlantic City starts with new investments

May. 26, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This summer is a crucial one for Atlantic City as it tries to recover lost business during the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, and casinos and non-gambling resorts are putting millions into renovations and new attractions to compete for visitors. ...

Puerto Rico food scene thriving after string of disasters

May. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

The Puerto Rican food scene had reached its peak. Young chefs were inventing delicious new creations, restaurants popped up all over the island, the industry was no longer reliant on tourist season. Then a series of calamities hit: a hurricane, a series of earthquakes, a pandemic. ...

There’s a love story in Alabama barbecue restaurant’s name

May. 22, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — There’s a love story in the name of this restaurant, Bar B Quing With My Honey, and meeting the owners puts you right in the middle of it. The latest chapter is being written in midtown Mobile, where Glenda Marks Witherspoon and her husband, Timothy...