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Rising commodities costs hit Americans at home and on road

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising prices for a variety of commodities are contributing to a jump in prices at the consumer level, with Americans paying more for meat, gasoline, items they keep in their homes and...

Tyson raising pay to keep up as US chicken demand soars

Tyson Foods says it’s raising wages to combat absenteeism and worker turnover at its plants as U.S. demand for chicken soars. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company, which processes ...

Beyond Meat falls short of Q1 forecasts due to lower prices

Plant-based meat company Beyond Meat posted a first-quarter loss Thursday after higher sales were offset by marketing costs and lower prices. The company based in El Segundo, Califor...

Uber demand jumps as delivery grows, ride-hailing recovers

Uber saw record demand in the first quarter as its food delivery business grew while lockdowns ended and more customers hailed rides The San Francisco-based company said Wednesday th...

McDonald's comes roaring back as restrictions ease

As America emerges from the pandemic, it's heading to McDonald's. First quarter sales surpassed numbers even two years ago, long before COVID-19, led by a big jump in U.S. demand. Mc...

Starbucks returns to sales growth in its fiscal Q2

After four straight quarters of pandemic-fueled sales declines, Starbucks is returning to growth. The Seattle-based coffee giant said Tuesday its sales rose 11% to $6.7 billion in th...

More than 400 businesses back LGBTQ rights act

More than 400 companies __ including Tesla, Pfizer, Delta Air Lines and Amazon __ have signed on to support civil rights legislation for LGBTQ people that is moving through Congress, advocates said Tu...

DoorDash offers lower-priced delivery plans amid criticism

DoorDash is launching lower-priced delivery options for U.S. restaurants, responding to criticism that the commissions it charges are too high for the beleaguered industry. The San F...

Continental Europe could allow US tourists back this summer

BRUSSELS (AP) — American tourists could soon be visiting continental Europe again, more than a year after the European Union restricted travel to the 27-nation bloc to a bare minimum to contain the co...

Insider Q&A: Panera Bread CEO Niren Chaudhary

Panera Bread Co. thought its coffee subscription plan was going to be one of its biggest changes in 2020. But a month after the service launched, the coronavirus struck. Panera CEO N...

Restaurants, delivery apps still at odds as demand grows

Diners got used to delivery during the pandemic, and the habit may stick long after dining rooms reopen. But restaurants and delivery companies remain uneasy partners, haggling over fees and strugglin...

Coca-Cola sales rise as vaccinations roll out, venues open

Sales are steadily improving at Coca-Cola Co. as vaccinations allow for the opening of stadiums, restaurants and theaters in many regions globally. Sales rose 5% in the January-Marc...

Lawsuit targets pay practices at Olive Garden's parent

A group that seeks higher guaranteed wages for restaurant workers is suing Olive Garden’s parent company, saying its pay policies make workers more likely to ensure harassment and discrimination. ...

McDonald's to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide

McDonald’s will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year, the company said Wednesday. The training re...

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total...