Food services

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo Champagne is poured at a table where mannequins will provide social distancing at the Inn at Little Washington as they prepare to reopen their restaurant in Washington, Va. Stuffed into the new emergency relief package is a morsel that President Donald Trump has long had on the buffet of his economic wish list: restoring full tax breaks for restaurant business meals. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 22, 2020 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stuffed into the new emergency relief package is a morsel that President Donald Trump has long had on the buffet of his economic wish list: restoring full tax breaks for restaurant business meals. But experts say it’s scant immediate help for an industry reeling from the pandemic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, a person walks past Pacers Showgirls International in San Diego. San Diego County has suspended enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and live entertainment establishments after a local judge found in favor of two strip clubs that defied a state shutdown order and indicated the ruling applied more broadly. County officials said in a statement Wednesday evening, Dec. 16, 2020, that they and state officials are analyzing the scope of the ruling and discussing next steps including seeking clarity from the court. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat, File)
December 17, 2020 - 6:28 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California judge cleared the way Thursday for all restaurants in San Diego County to resume on-site dining, marking a major setback to the governor’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus before the state's intensive care units run out of beds. The case brought...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, Cheetahs Gentleman's Club is seen in San Diego. A California judge has extended an order exempting San Diego strip clubs from state pandemic-related restrictions, a setback for Gov. Gavin Newsom in his efforts to make his orders stick. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull,File)
December 16, 2020 - 9:18 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego strip clubs can remain open and make their own determinations about providing a safe environment for dancers and patrons during the pandemic, a judge ruled Wednesday, dealing a setback to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s health order that calls for such establishments to be...
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A medical worker takes samples from a man during a COVID-19 testing at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. South Korea was opening dozens of free COVID-19 testing sites in the greater Seoul area, as the country registered additional more than 700 new cases Monday amid a surge in infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 14, 2020 - 9:24 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has set a goal to vaccinate 60% of its population with a COVID-19 vaccine, or 15 million people, a health official said Tuesday. Taiwan has signed an agreement with COVAX to purchase a COVID-19 vaccine, but is also actively in talks with vaccine companies who have candidates...
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Signs posted on the door of the Luscious Salon advises customers about the pandemic guidelines followed, Lodi, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Lodi, a city of just under 68,000 people, is part of the San Joaquin Valley region. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in California's San Joaquin Valley and filling its hospitals. It has the fewest available intensive care unit beds of any region in California, a frightening reality that health officials hope will convince more people to wear masks and socially distance. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 12, 2020 - 9:48 pm
BALTIMORE — The U.S. has recorded more than 16 million cases of COVID-19, by far the most of any country in the world, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University. Cases of the virus have been rising across much of the U.S., causing record death totals in recent days. India and Brazil are...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2020, file photo, Lodi Police Capt. Sierra Brucia, left, meets with Pastor Jon Duncan of the Cross Culture Christian Center on Palm Sunday in Lodi, Calif. The church sued Gov. Gavin Newsom arguing his stay-at-home order violated their constitutional rights. In San Joaquin County, part of California's vast Central Valley that produces most of the country's fruits and vegetables, the coronavirus is the leading cause of death this year and things will only worsen as infections skyrocket and hospitals fill beyond capacity. Like most of California, the city of Lodi is under a broad shutdown order as Christmas approaches, and its residents and businesses are grappling with how to stay safe while keeping their economy operating. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
December 12, 2020 - 3:38 pm
LODI, Calif. (AP) — In San Joaquin County, part of California’s vast Central Valley that produces most of the country’s fruits and vegetables, the coronavirus is spreading like a weed and the hospitals are running out of beds for the sickest patients. San Joaquin is part of a 12-county region that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, customers have lunch at an outside table as a table inside sits empty at Serafina Ludlow restaurant in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reinstated indoor dining restrictions indefinitely in the city on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations climb. Starting Monday, Dec. 14, only takeout orders and outdoor dining will be allowed in the city. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 11, 2020 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Indoor dining at New York City restaurants will be banned again in an effort to halt the coronavirus resurgence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday in an announcement that could foretell a grim winter for one of the city's most important industries. As of Monday, only takeout orders and...
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December 10, 2020 - 1:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — While California's new stay-at-home order has shut down restaurant dining, shuttered salons and kept church services outside, two strip clubs in San Diego are still welcoming patrons nightly, protected by a court order. San Diego County officials on Wednesday voted 3-2 to appeal...
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The sun rises over the Parliament Square, in London, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
December 10, 2020 - 3:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s economic growth slowed for a sixth consecutive month in October as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer hotels, restaurants and pubs. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that gross domestic product expanded 0.4% in October from a month earlier. The...
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FILE - The DoorDash app is shown on a smartphone on Feb. 27, 2020, in New York. DoorDash is capping a year of explosive growth with an initial public offering, hoping to keep the momentum going even if demand for food delivery eases in a post-pandemic world. (AP Photo)
December 09, 2020 - 10:46 pm
DoorDash shares soared in its initial public offering Wednesday, capping a year of explosive growth for the food delivery company. What's not yet clear is whether DoorDash can keep the momentum going even if delivery demand eases in a post-pandemic world. The San Francisco-based company raised $3.4...
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