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Juul asks court for temporary block on FDA’s ban of its e-cigarettes

Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Juul asked a federal appeals court on Friday for a temporary block on the Food and Drug Administration’s ban of its e-cigarettes. The request came less than a day after the health agency told the company that […]

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McDonald’s simplifies franchising policies to attract more diverse candidates

The logo for McDonald’s is seen on a restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, January 27, 2022. Joshua Roberts | Reuters McDonald’s is making changes to how it awards franchises in the hopes of attracting more diverse candidates, the latest shakeup in how the burger chain’s management oversees its franchisees. Starting in 2023, the fast-food giant will […]

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Olive Garden’s parent company Darden beats earnings estimates as sales jump

An Olive Garden restaurant in Silverdale. Darden Restaurants, Inc. which owns Olive Garden and other restaurant chains is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2022 earnings on June 23. Toby Scott | Lightrocket | Getty Images Darden Restaurants’ quarterly earnings and revenue beat analysts’ expectations, shaking off inflationary pressures as diners returned to LongHorn Steakhouse and The Capital […]

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Chipotle restaurant in Maine files petition for union election

A customer carries a Chipotle bag in front of a restaurant in Santa Clara, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Augusta, Maine, filed a petition for a union election on Wednesday, becoming the first of the burrito chain’s restaurants to […]

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Accenture, Darden Restaurants, FactSet and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm’s shares fell 3.3% in the premarket after its quarterly revenue beat forecasts but earnings were impacted by the cost of its Russia exit. Accenture raised its full-year revenue forecast but cut the top end of its projected earnings range due […]

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Modern eco-friendly home springs onto market for $669,000 in charming Lockhart

A unique eco-friendly home that almost certainly would cost thousands dollars more in Austin just went on the market in the quaint Caldwell County town of Lockhart. The 2,048-square-foot, ranch-style home, called Lockhart Modern Love, features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s listed at $699,000. The same home in Austin likely would go for at least […]

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Inflation and recession fears are squeezing some industries more than others

A woman pushes a shopping cart through the grocery aisle at Target in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to grow. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images People still appear willing to shell out to travel, go to the movies and have a drink […]

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20 low-key springs and beaches within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Nokomis Beach Estimated drive time from Tampa: 1 hours and 30 minutes Enjoy a day of swimming, sunbathing or fishing in southern Sarasota at Sarasota’s oldest public beach: Nokomis Beach. Often described as a hidden gem for its relatively low traffic, the beach offers public parking, a boat and canoe ramp, restrooms, picnic facilities and […]

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Starbucks’ North American head to leave the company as chain shakes up leadership

A pedestrian carries a Starbucks branded cup in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Starbucks Corp. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Starbucks’ North American president Rossann Williams is leaving the company and will be replaced by the head of the coffee chain’s Asia Pacific division. The announcement Friday marks […]

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Florida Tourism Featuring State’s Best Restaurants In New Michelin Guide

Florida is making its mark in the restaurant world with the inaugural edition of the Michelin Guide Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Inspectors for the guide found 14 one-Michelin-star restaurants and a two-Michelin-star restaurant between the three cities.  Visit Florida and Michelin announced their partnership last year, combining the former’s strength in tourism and the latter’s […]