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New service union seeks to inspire labor movement in South

Nov. 18, 2022 15:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Over 100 service industry workers gathered Friday in the capital of South Carolina, the state with the country’s lowest unionization rate, to launch a new union and in turn try to boost labor organizing across the South. The Union of Southern Service Workers...

Target, Advance Auto Parts fall; Lowe's, ImmunoGen rise

Nov. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Target Corp., down $23.51 to $155.47. The retailer reported an unexpectedly big drop in third-quarter profit as customers curtailed spending ahead of the holiday shopping season....

Slutty Vegan CEO talks new cookbook, plans to go global

Nov. 14, 2022 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the past few years, Slutty Vegan, an Atlanta-based eatery, has attracted a cult-like following with its raunchy approach to veganism. Celebrities often pop in for a visit. And customers routinely wait through long lines to order from the chain’s cheekily-named...

Controversial DC tipping proposal approved by voters — again

Nov. 08, 2022 23:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial proposal to change the pay structure for servers and other workers at Washington's bars and restaurants was approved Tuesday, four years after an identical measure was overturned by the D.C. Council. Initiative 82 eliminates the so-called tipped...

Underground Kitchen provides healthy meals for those in need

Nov. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Before the pandemic, The Underground Kitchen was known for its glamorous, sold-out, $150-per-plate dinners from top chefs in secret locations. But when the pandemic closed down bars and restaurants, UGK was shuttered, too. “For weeks, we...

DoorDash defies U.S. delivery slowdown with strong Q3

Nov. 03, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

DoorDash defied an overall slowdown in U.S. restaurant delivery in the third quarter, saying its orders jumped 27% as it expanded overseas and added new grocery and retail offerings. The San Francisco-based delivery company reported 439 million orders in the July-September period....

Migrants feel inflation's squeeze twice — at home and abroad

Oct. 24, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) — In nearly every corner of the globe, people are spending more on food and fuel, rent and transportation. But inflation isn't affecting people equally. For migrants with relatives relying on money they send back, higher prices are pinching...

Diner owner faces down COVID, construction, labor shortage

Oct. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Nikas thought he knew what he was getting into when he bought the venerable Murphy’s Breakfast and Lunch in 2010. “Mostly,” he says with a weary laugh. His father owned restaurants, and since 2000 Nikas had owned and operated the...

'Chinese chorizo' honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona

Oct. 20, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — If not for the coronavirus pandemic, Feng-Feng Yeh might never have learned about a lesser-known chapter of Chinese American history in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Yeh was an executive chef in New York City when the shutdown took away her job and career...

Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

Sep. 26, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can't afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses...