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UK investigation of Amazon investment shows tougher approach

Jul. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. competition watchdog on Friday launched an investigation into Amazon's purchase of a large stake in food delivery service Deliveroo, a move that suggests authorities are taking a harder line on the expansion of Big Tech. While the deal had not been billed as a takeover by Amazon, the...

McDonald's manager accuses customer of drive-thru assault

Jul. 2, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman upset about waiting for her fast-food order is accused of trying to drag a restaurant worker out through the drive-thru window and using a stun gun on him. Twenty-eight-year-old Marquenta Glidwell of Brownsville bonded out of the Haywood County Jail on Monday...

Top restaurateur cleared in pregnancy discrimination trial

Jun. 26, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in Napa Valley cleared the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group of wrongdoing in a pregnancy discrimination trial that ended Wednesday. The verdict exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — of...

Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago cocktail lounge

Jun. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump said the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody after she spit on him. Eric Trump told Breitbart News in a telephone interview that it was "purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems."...

Jury weighs discrimination case of renowned California chef

Jun. 25, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A three-week pregnancy discrimination trial against celebrity chef Thomas Keller and his acclaimed New York and Napa Valley restaurants is coming to a close. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that lawyers finished closing arguments Monday in Napa County Superior Court and the jury...

Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses

Jun. 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor to Gov....

Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV

Jun. 12, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a restaurant...

Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street

Jun. 12, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday and Hong Kong's Seng index tumbled 1.7% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory's legal autonomy. Renewed jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China...

Amazon to shut down US restaurant delivery service

Jun. 11, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that it is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, DoorDash and others. The service, called Amazon Restaurants, offered delivery in more than 20 cities in the U.S. It expanded...

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat beats forecasts in 1Q

Jun. 6, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

Beyond Meat went beyond expectations in its first earnings report since its stock market debut last month. The plant-based meat maker's shares soared after it beat Wall Street's first quarter earnings and revenue forecasts. Beyond Meat also said it expects full-year revenue to hit $210 million this year, more...