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Loop hopes to go mainstream with reusable packaging

Sep. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

Reusable packaging __ from stainless steel ice cream containers to glass jars of soap __ is about to become more common at groceries and restaurants worldwide. Loop, a two-year-old company that collects and sanitizes reusable containers, said Wednesday it’s expanding...

Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

Sep. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country. But the tests have already...

Amazon eyes 125K more hires, $18+ per hour average salary

Sep. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Amazon wants to hire 125,000 delivery and warehouse workers and said Tuesday that it is paying new hires an average of $18 an hour in a tight job market as more people shop online. Competition for hourly workers has become fierce, and many companies are offering higher...

Kroger, Instacart team on new 30-minute delivery service

Sep. 14, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

Kroger is teaming up with Instacart on a new delivery service that can get grocery items to customers in as little as 30 minutes. The announcement comes at a time when many people are having groceries delivered for convenience and want their items to arrive quickly. ...

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

Sep. 09, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out...

Robotic vehicle firm plans to put facility at Vegas Speedway

Aug. 27, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A robotics company that produces driverless vehicles for grocery, pizza and prescription deliveries said Thursday it intends to spend $40 million to put a manufacturing facility and test track in the Las Vegas area. Nuro, a firm founded in 2016 and...

Buffett's firm ups Kroger stake while trimming drug holdings

Aug. 16, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has again increased the size of its bet on grocery giant Kroger, while scaling back several of its health care industry investments. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said in a quarterly update with regulators Monday that...

The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data

Jul. 29, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- U.S. health officials are expected to release new data about the spread of COVID-19 on Friday that led to their decision to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in some situations, a reversal of previous guidance. The report, to be released by the...