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DoorDash employs full-time workers for fast delivery in NYC

Dec. 06, 2021 12:59 PM EST

Starting Monday, DoorDash is offering grocery delivery in 15 minutes or less in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York. But instead of the army of gig workers it typically relies on to fulfill orders, DoorDash is forming a new company — called DashCorps — to employ couriers to...

Green Bay homeless shelters join forces to improve services

Dec. 04, 2021 01:07 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — While snow-glazed sidewalks and holiday lights bring cheer to many Green Bay residents, the cold meant something far from merry for Meg Sandri, a mother whose struggles with alcohol left her without housing stability and treatment options. It’s...

China's Didi to leave US stock market amid tech crackdown

Dec. 02, 2021 23:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's dominant ride-hailing service, Didi Global Inc., said Friday it will pull out of the New York Stock Exchange and shift its share trading to Hong Kong as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over tech industries. Didi gave no explanation,...

Grab goes public in $40B SPAC deal, slides in market debut

Dec. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing company Grab tumbled in its market debut Thursday, following a $40 billion merger in a special purpose acquisition company deal. The Singapore-based company's debut on the Nasdaq came more than seven months after...

Newsom names energy adviser as state's top utility regulator

Nov. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named his senior adviser on energy policy as the next president of the powerful state body that regulates utilities. Alice Reynolds is set to lead the five-member California Public Utilities Commission...

Shuttle proposal for Sedona hikers proposed for this spring

Nov. 21, 2021 09:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Visitors and locals wanting to hike two of Sedona’s most popular trails might not be able to park near trailheads come spring 2022. The idea is to help reduce a problem that has plagued the area for years – ongoing complaints about congestion,...

Black entrepreneurs in Miami feel bypassed by the tech boom

Nov. 21, 2021 03:11 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Black hair care is often overlooked by venture capitalists, a world that remains distant from Black and Brown communities. Only 2% of venture capitalists are Black men and only 1% are Black women. Miami entrepreneur Rishielle Giscombe is undeterred. In an...

Amid crypto's Wild West, Binance says a sheriff is needed

Nov. 17, 2021 07:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The cryptocurrency market gets likened to the Wild West by critics, and now a key player is asking for sheriffs to come to town. Binance, the world’s largest exchange for trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, says it’s time for global...

Employers eye shifting health care needs during pandemic

Nov. 15, 2021 13:59 PM EST

Health care costs rise every year, but the nation’s biggest employers still see insurance coverage as an important benefit to provide. They just struggle getting the health care system to deliver what their workers need, according to Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO of the...

Florida woman loses over $700,000 in 'grandparent scam'

Nov. 11, 2021 07:40 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are asking Uber for records as they investigate the theft of more than $700,000 from an 82-year-old Florida woman who apparently fell for a “grandparent scam." Over the summer, the scammers convinced the woman that her granddaughter...