Airbnb blocking some rentals over Halloween to halt parties

Airbnb will prohibit one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses. The action, announced Friday, comes nearly a year after a d...

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. ...

Grits maker Geechie Boy Mill changes its name amid backlash

Geechie Boy Mill, a South Carolina maker of heirloom grits and other products, is changing its name to Marsh Hen Mill after critics charged it with appropriating Black culture. “Afte...

Fall could bring chill to dining out

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected to claim even more lives. ...

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out. U.S. sales of Hall...

US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas. The Cruise Lines Internationa...

Struggling Kraft Heinz sells dairy brands to Lactalis

Kraft Heinz said Tuesday that it is selling its natural cheese business — including its Cracker Barrel and Breakstone’s brands — to French dairy company Lactalis Group as part of a larger restructurin...

Yuengling, America's oldest brewer, invades the West Coast

Hey West Coast beer lovers, it's pronounced YING-ling. D.G. Yuengling and Son, America's oldest operating brewer, is sending some cold ones your way for the first time since it bega...

Marriott to lay off 17% of corporate staff next month

Marriott International Inc. plans to lay off 17% of its corporate workforce next month as the coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll on the hotel industry. The Bethesda, Maryland...

Beyond Meat signs production agreement in China

Beyond Meat will begin making plant-based meat in China later this year under an agreement announced Tuesday. The El Segundo, California-based company said it will be the first multi...

Samsung wins $6.6 billion contract from Verizon to create 5G

Samsung Electronics Co. will develop 5G network infrastructure for Verizon Communications under a $6.65 billion deal announced Monday. The contract runs through 2025, according to a ...

Black former franchisees sue McDonald's for discrimination

More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities...

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining steam despite the government’s reluctance to make ...

McDonald's internal investigation extends beyond ousted CEO

An internal investigation by McDonald’s of potential misconduct has extended beyond its former CEO who was forced out late last year. McDonald's board of directors has hired an outs...

Cocktails to go: Virus temporarily relaxes liquor laws

DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus is shaking up America's liquor laws. At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic. Only...