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Uber, Lyft rerouted for post-pandemic profitability

Uber and Lyft are taking different routes around the roadblock the virus pandemic dropped on their paths to profitability. The companies have racked up tens of billions of dollars in...

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___ Biden’s $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers? WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour cou...

Delivery-only restaurant brands see pandemic-fueled growth

Do you know which restaurant cooked your meal delivery? Increasingly, it can be hard to tell. Delivery-only brands __ cooked in another brand's kitchen and often delivered by third p...

Food delivery companies in France pledge to cut waste

PARIS (AP) — Nineteen meals delivery companies in France including Uber Eats and Deliveroo have pledged to the French government to reduce their operational waste, officials said Monday. ...

A sexy Alexa, Dan Levy's M&M habit: Super Bowl ads to watch

It might not have seemed likely early in the pandemic, but the 55th Super Bowl Sunday is upon us yet again. Each year advertisers pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd of 100 million viewers e...

Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. And this year, it's a doozy. After a year of pandemic fear and isolation, a tumultuous election capp...

Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals

London (AP) — The long forgotten sea shanty has been enjoying a renaissance on social media and is now moving into popular music with two U.K. artists landing record deals, following their online perf...

Uber will bring the booze after acquiring Drizly for $1.1B

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is bringing the booze. The mobile ride-hailing company said Tuesday that it is acquiring the alcohol-delivery platform Drizly for $1.1 billion in stock and cash....

Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

By March 23, Apple had lost $435 billion in market value in about five weeks and many of its retail outlets were shut as the virus pandemic walloped the global economy and stock markets. Meanwhile, a ...

Swiss say Uber Eats must register as postal service provider

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say food delivery service Uber Eats counts as a postal service provider -- and needs to be regulated as such. Switzerland’s postal supervisory authori...

IPO caps year of growth - but still no profit - for DoorDash

DoorDash is capping a year of explosive growth with an initial public offering of its stock, hoping to keep the momentum going even if demand for food delivery eases in a post-pandemic world. ...

DoorDash sets share price at $102 ahead of Wednesday IPO

DoorDash has priced its shares at $102 apiece heading into its stock market debut Wednesday, valuing the 7-year-old food delivery company at nearly $39 billion. The price was higher ...

Food-delivery businesses prosper in Taiwan amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The global COVID-19 pandemic has created an ideal environment for online food-delivery companies, with the number of orders in Taiwan skyrocketing during the first six mon...

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

More than 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Tha...

Venezuelan Olympian delivers food to support family

LODZ, Poland (AP) — Back home in Venezuela, Ruben Limardo Gascon is hailed as a national hero for winning a gold medal in fencing at the 2012 London Olympics. In Poland, where he has...