True Food Kitchen plans to launch new fast-casual brand with help from $100M investment

True Food Kitchen plans to launch a new not-yet-named fast-casual brand next year in Phoenix. The Phoenix-based chain announced a more than $100 million investment round on Thursday, capital that will enable the healthful brand to grow both the primary full-service concept and the smaller-format brand, which will have a different menu but the same … Read more

How to Recession-Proof Your Life Amid Economic Uncertainty

By ADRIANA MORGA and CORA LEWIS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Prices for gas, food and rent are soaring. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to the highest level since 2018. The US economy has shrunk for two straight quarters. Economists are divided over whether a recession is looming. What’s clear is … Read more

CDC launches quarantine and isolation calculator to prevent COVID-19 spread

article PRODUCTION – 19 January 2022, Bremen: ILLUSTRATION – A man stands at the open window of his apartment. (posed scene) Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa (Photo by Sina Schuldt/picture alliance via Getty Images) With all the do’s and don’ts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has rolled out a new … Read more

Virginia Beach-based Fruitive embraces loyal customers, deep roots after 10 years in business – The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH — A Virginia Beach man credits his life-changing weight loss to fruitive. Austin Davis topped the scales at 360 pounds when he began his journey to healthier eating two and a half years ago. That’s when he walked into the health-focused restaurant in Hilltop North Shopping Center. “I didn’t know where to begin,” … Read more

Small businesses still struggle to find enough workers | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small businesses are still struggling to hire qualified workers, even as Americans return to the US job market in droves. Hiring and retaining employees remains the top challenge for small businesses, according to a survey of 1,100 businesses by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Voices out last week. Ninety percent … Read more

A retired nurse lost $43,000 to bitcoin — watch out for red flags online

A New York retired nurse lost $43,000 of her life savings to bitcoin scammers, after transferring the money to them through a malicious computer pop-up – an unfortunate reminder to be vigilant when it comes to your money. Retirement Tip of the Week: Be careful of what sites you trust, and if a pop-up or … Read more

Atlassian Puts Easy-to-Use Coding Tools in Hands of Business People

Atlassian Corp. a maker of business-productivity software, is leaning on automation and easy-to-use computer coding tools to give its workers more control over the applications they use in areas like finance, sales and marketing—without going through information-technology departments. “Our bots are seeing excellent career growth,” Archana Rao, Atlassian’s chief information officer, said on Wednesday at … Read more

Even as Inflation Bites, Corporate Profits Remain Flush | Business News

By STAN CHOE, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — What’s immune to high inflation? So far, the profits at big US companies. Businesses are facing higher gasoline and heating bills, just like consumers, in addition to higher expenses for labor and raw materials. But unlike many middle- and lower-income Americans, they’ve been making more … Read more

Russia War Ends Era of Globalization That Kept Inflation Low | Business News

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer For decades, the free flow of trade across much of the world allowed the richest nations to enjoy easy access to low-priced goods and supplies. It meant solid and stable markets. And for households and businesses, especially in the United States and Europe, it meant an entire generation of … Read more

China Tries to Limit Economic Blow of Shanghai Shutdown | Business News

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — As millions of Shanghai residents line up for coronavirus tests in the closed metropolis, authorities are promising tax cuts for shopkeepers and to keep its busy port functioning to limit disruptions to industry and trade. This week’s shutdown of most activities in China’s most populous city … Read more