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Spanish food delivery workers march for law on their status

MADRID (AP) — Food delivery workers protested across Spain on Wednesday, urging the government to approve a promised law granting them the right to choose between being company staff or self-employed....

No Fun NHL? Restrictions help players appreciate hockey more

Instead of going out to dinner with his fiancee after coming home from practice, Brandon Carlo takes his dogs on long walks to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. “It’s ni...

More Choice, More Variety for a New Lifestyle at 7-Eleven!

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 February 2021 - 7-Eleven has teamed up with Green Monday to launch a range of plant-based meals, including ready meals to go and classic dim sum dishe...

Italy orders food delivery services to treat riders better

ROME (AP) — Italy is going after online food delivery companies, with one prosecutor lamenting Wednesday that the cyclists who deliver the food, many of them immigrants, are practically treated like s...

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...

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. ...

Food delivery services in Taiwan surge due to COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There was a strong surge in business for food delivery services due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Taiwan last year, especially outside Taipei City and New Taip...

Uber's 4Q loss narrows, raising hopes for pandemic recovery

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Uber’s whittled its losses at the end of a topsy-turvy year that forced the ride-hailing service to rely more heavily on its food-delivery business after the pandemic dramatic...

I stopped spending for a month, and you can too

In January, I took up a no-spend challenge. That’s right — I refrained from making nonessential purchases for one whole month. With my travel and entertainment expenses basically no...

DoorDash buys robot food prep company Chowbotics

DoorDash is buying automated food prep company Chowbotics to expand its fresh meal offerings. San Francisco-based DoorDash announced the acquisition Monday. Terms of the deal, which ...

Profit at Japan's SoftBank zooms on lucrative investments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and technology conglomerate Softbank Group Corp. reported Monday a whopping 1.17 trillion yen ($11 billion) profit for the October-December quarter as its inve...

Peru's crime worries tainting Venezuelans who want to work

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Adriana Marero dropped out of college in her native Venezuela in 2017 as anti-government protests turned violent amid worsening economic problems and she fled to Peru looking for a p...

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...

Foodpanda secures approval to invest more in Taiwan

German-based food delivery service provider Foodpanda GmbH has secured approval to invest more in Taiwan to expand its business, according to Taiwan's Investment Commission. The commission said...

'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. ...