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Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Sep. 17, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Clinton Sander is done with contaminated compost. On a recent morning, he sifted through long piles of waste from Denver and Boulder at a facility in Keenesburg operated by A1 Organics, the state’s largest compost recycler. Sander, the company’s...

Service sector remains strong despite inflation's grip

Sep. 15, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest part of the U.S. economy is holding up against the hottest inflation in four decades and the threat of a potential recession. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses that provide services have managed to keep gaining ground through the summer, according...

Restaurants move to stop new California fast food worker law

Sep. 07, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Restaurant owners moved Wednesday to at least temporarily block a nation-leading new California law giving more power to fast food workers. The owners want the state's voters to ultimately decide the law's fate. A coalition calling itself...

Mississippi capital's Black business owners decry water woes

Sep. 04, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When John Tierre launched his restaurant in Jackson’s neglected Farish Street Historic District, he was drawn by the neighborhood’s past as an economically independent cultural hub for Black Mississippians, and the prospect of helping usher in an era of renewed...

EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the August jobs report

Sep. 02, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's job market last month delivered what the Federal Reserve and nervous investors had been hoping for: A Goldilocks-style hiring report. Job growth was solid — not too hot, not too cold. And more Americans began looking for work, which could ease...

For 44 years, customers have flocked to LeBlanc’s

Aug. 28, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Her name has changed from LeBlanc to Waguespack, but it doesn’t matter. Everyone still knows her as Ms. Barbara, the lady who always sits at the corner table at LeBlanc’s Drive Inn. That is, when she’s not taking orders behind the counter or helping out at...

California weighs rules giving fast food workers more power

Aug. 27, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Since she came to California from Mexico 24 years ago, Maria Bernal has been supporting her family by often working two jobs at fast food restaurants. But she says she wound up living in a small Kia with her two youngest children, then ages 3 and 15, for...

Hollywood homecoming: New owners reopen Dover diner

Aug. 27, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Most people with roots in the capital city have a memory or two about the Hollywood Diner, an iconic eatery that first opened in the early 1950s. However, the restaurant, with its bright chrome and red siding right in the heart of the U.S. 13 corridor, has been...

Kevin Hart opens new plant-based, fast-food restaurant in LA

Aug. 26, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart already has a thriving comedy and acting career, and now he's aiming for people's stomachs. The prolific actor-comedian opened his first plant-based, fast-food restaurant called Hart House on Thursday in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles near...

Zeeks pizza chain to pay $400K over service charges

Aug. 24, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle-based pizza chain Zeeks will pay delivery drivers about $409,000 after allegedly failing to disclose how much of its delivery charge was paid to drivers. The settlement was announced Wednesday, The Seattle Times reported. In 2019, the company agreed to...