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China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

By JOE McDONALD | February 18, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked.Demand for online food vendors has surged since China’s government told the public...

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

By ALEXANDRA OLSON and TERRY TANG | February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a...

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

By YANAN WANG | February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door.The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of...

Global stock turn higher as investors watch virus impact

By JOE McDONALD | February 11, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak.Indexes in London and Frankfurt advanced in Europe, while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul closed higher. Tokyo fell for...

McDonald’s wraps up tumultuous year on a strong note

By DEE-ANN DURBIN | January 29, 2020

McDonald's wrapped up a tumultuous year on a high note after the company's CEO was ousted in November.The burger giant said Wednesday it surpassed $100 billion in annual sales for the first time, and notched its highest same-store sales in more than a...