Tag: Lodgings/Restaurants/Bars

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

Texas abortion law: $10,000 penalty could incentivize ‘bounty hunters’ to make ‘tens of thousands of dollars’

A new Texas law confining abortions to a brief window around six weeks from conception is two things at the same time, critics say: extremely...

DoorDash and Grubhub sued by city of Chicago, which alleges deceptive fees and predatory practices

The city of Chicago filed a wide-ranging lawsuit against DoorDash Inc. and Grubhub Inc. on Friday, accusing the meal-delivery platforms of engaging in deceptive and...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

Americans have been paying higher prices for months. Will the delta variant finally put a halt to rising prices?

Will delta be a game changer? The highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 is threatening to dampen the economic recovery from the pandemic, economists say....

Chipotle’s lunchtime business is picking up, a sign that workers are heading back to the office

Lunchtime at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is picking up, according to Chief Financial Officer Jack Hartung, a sign that workers are heading back to their...

Why online-travel giant Booking is getting into the fintech game

Add Booking Holdings Inc. to the list of e-commerce companies betting that a tighter control over the payments process will create a better experience for...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protected

The delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal”...

Americans are still hesitant about getting on a plane

At the onset of the pandemic, airlines and hotels saw nearly identical declines in bookings as Americans quarantined at home, but new research suggests that...

Chipotle’s upcoming launch of smoked brisket should make recent price hikes easy to swallow

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has raised prices, but that shouldn’t stop the fast-casual Mexican chain from gaining market share, according to Wedbush analysts. “We instituted...

What is inflation? Hint: It’s not the 12% increase in rental-car prices last month

When Chipotle CMG, +1.21% CEO Brian Niccol shared that the company has increased its menu prices by nearly 4%, some customers thought they knew exactly...

Is that Airbnb too expensive? CEO plans ‘systematic update on pricing’ as travel recovers

Brian Chesky helped transform the travel industry when he co-founded Airbnb Inc. More than a dozen years later, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the industry...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

Google ad sales push Alphabet earnings to record, stock heads toward new high

Google parent Alphabet Inc. rang up record profits for a third straight quarter during the pandemic, catapulting shares 5% toward a record stock high in...

Wingstop gave investors a peek at Q1 results and may have set the bar too high

Wingstop Inc.’s WING, +6.81% decision to pre-release first-quarter results may have some unintended consequences for the chain of aviation-themed restaurants specializing in chicken wings, Stifel...

Opinion: Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour

Democrats want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour to address inequality, but that might not be the best way to fix that problem. Conservative—and...

Here’s the best of what international corporate leaders have been discussing on earnings calls

As much as U.S. companies have suffered from the pandemic, their global competition has struggled even more. Fourth-quarter earnings per share for S&P 500 companies...

ETF Wrap: Have a heart, and Bezos in an ETF

Welcome to the first ETF Wrap in months that doesn’t have existential dread as its guiding principle. There was plenty of news, of course —...

‘I’m going to really miss that $100’: After siege on Capitol, Washington, D.C. curfew hits an already crippled restaurant industry

For Washington D.C. bartender Zac Hoffman, first came the relief. Then came the worry.   Hoffman was getting ready to come into work Wednesday afternoon...

Weekend reads: Hot IPOs for DoorDash and Airbnb point to an overheated stock market

Shares of DoorDash Inc. DASH and Airbnb Inc. ABNB shot straight up after the companies’ initial public offerings this week. That sort of exuberance can...

Fancy an overnight at legendary Manhattan toy store FAO Schwarz? It’s just $25 on Airbnb.

Those who’ve gotten their hands on newly minted Airbnb shares at their listing price may be thinking the company’s IPO was too good to be...

The pandemic has more than doubled food-delivery apps’ business. Now what?

Zachary Davis, owner of The Glass Jar restaurant group in Santa Cruz, Calif., said he intentionally avoided working with food-delivery apps before the COVID-19 pandemic...

Facebook Dating is taking on Tinder. Here’s why its success isn’t guaranteed, warns this analyst

Facebook Dating enters a crowded and consolidated sector dominated by just a few companies that control most of the popular online dating apps and sites....