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For first time in a decade, Domino's same-store sales slip

Oct. 14, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino's, a company seemingly tailormade for a pandemic, has not been spared from a phenomenon plaguing almost every employer this summer: A severe shortage of workers. The world's largest pizza chain has been a star on Wall Street this year...

Instacart CEO says online grocery shopping has room to grow

Oct. 11, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

When the pandemic hit the U.S. last year, grocery delivery company Instacart suddenly became a lifeline for millions of consumers. Sales volumes skyrocketed; in one month, the company added 300,000 drivers to keep up with its orders. “We saw five years of growth packed...

Texas abortion law foes target lawmakers' corporate donors

Oct. 10, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

Foes of Texas' strict abortion ban are taking aim at companies that donated money to the bill’s sponsors, hoping consumers will pressure corporate America to join the fight against a surge of restrictions. The television and digital ads begun this past week by the...

How one Facebook worker unfriended the giant social network

Oct. 10, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

Less than two years after Facebook hired Frances Haugen to help correct dangerous distortions spilling across its platform, she had seen enough. The idealism she and countless others had invested in promises by the world’s biggest social network to fix itself had been...

Column: Saudi control of Newcastle — victories over reality

Oct. 08, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When the broker of Newcastle's buyout was asked when she last spoke to Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman about the English Premier League club, she was momentarily unsettled. After a long sigh and further hesitation, Amanda Staveley was clearer...

Pirates see signs of progress amid another dismal finish

Oct. 04, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are already winning in the clubhouse. “I’m really proud of the culture we’ve created here,” Shelton said after his second year as manager ended the same as the first, with Pittsburgh a distant fifth...

Scammers got nearly 30% of Arizona virus unemployment pay

Sep. 30, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Scammers were able to pocket nearly 30% of the $16 billion in unemployment insurance payments sent out by Arizona since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the director of the state agency overseeing the program said Thursday. Most of the fraud...

San Francisco taps Asian American lawmaker for city attorney

Sep. 29, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor named state Assemblymember David Chiu to the post of city attorney on Wednesday, an appointment made possible by a widening public corruption scandal that's engulfed the city of nearly 900,000 people. Chiu, 51, will be the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 29, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: Health care waiver needs to be extended COVID-19 waivers are a touchy subject in Pennsylvania, where not all waivers were created equal. In March of 2020, when infections and...

Top utility regulator tasked with overseeing PG&E resigns

Sep. 28, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top utility regulator announced Tuesday she'll step down at the end of the year, leaving Gov. Gavin Newsom searching for new leadership as the state continues to grapple with devastating wildfires and the threat of power blackouts. ...