Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee's anti-LGBT adoption law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a newly enacted state adoption law and other prop...

AP Photos: Beijing hunkers down amid virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — In a normal year, the city of Beijing springs to life in the closing days of the annual weeklong Lunar New Year holiday as families leave home for shopping, dining and to visit tourist ...

UK investigates Takeaway.com-Just Eat food delivery merger

LONDON (AP) — British regulators have opened an initial investigation into a merger between U.K.-based food delivery company Just Eat and its Dutch rival Takeaway.com over worries that it might stifle...

Foodpanda couriers stage nationwide protest over pay cut

Foodpanda delivery couriers on Thursday staged a series of coordinated protests across Taiwan against the company's recent decision to reduce their pay. At one demonstration in front of the Tai...

UK launches full probe of Amazon investment in Deliveroo

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Friday they are launching a full-scale investigation of Amazon's plan to purchase a stake in Deliveroo to determine if it would dampen competition. ...

DoorDash driver killed in robbery at Virginia restaurant

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Armed robbers at a Denny's restaurant in north Virginia killed a DoorDash delivery driver and wounded another man Thursday, police said. Two men entered the Mana...

Lebanon’s vital tourism industry takes huge hit amid turmoil

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s unprecedented economic and financial crisis has taken a huge toll on the hospitality sector, a mainstay of the Lebanese economy, with hundreds of restaurants closing and hotel ...

UK opens inquiry into Google's takeover of data company

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog said Tuesday it launched a formal inquiry into Google's takeover of cloud data analytics company Looker Data Sciences, as it intensifies scrutiny of techno...

Taiwan food delivery driver reunites with dog 5 years after it went missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese food delivery driver burst into tears when he came across a long-lost friend during a routine delivery last week. This man took to Facebook on Saturday (Dec...

UK authorities give Amazon 5 days for new Deliveroo plan

LONDON (AP) — British authorities are asking Amazon to address concerns that its plan to buy a stake in food delivery platform Deliveroo could damage competition between businesses that do takeaways a...

San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are considering requiring businesses to get ...

Food delivery service Just Eat rejects new takeover offer

LONDON (AP) — Food delivery company Just Eat rejected a sweetened takeover bid from investment firm Prosus on Tuesday, saying that the 5 billion pound ($6.6 billion) offer still “significantly underva...

Taiwan's Burger King gives away 10,000 free burgers targeting McDonald's, KFC customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Burger King is waging a fast-food war with its longtime rivals in the island country: McDonald's and KFC. Burger King is today the fourth favorite fast...

LINE Pay Taiwan to roll out cross-border payment service for Japan, Korea, Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — LINE Pay Taiwan is set to expand its mobile payment service overseas in collaboration with LINE Pay affiliates in Japan, South Korea, and Thailand in early 2020. The mo...

Upwork economist outlines skills sought in freelance workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — What are the skills that employers most value in freelancers? They want workers fluent in the computer programming language TypeScript and the software framework .N...