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Insider Q&A: CEO of fast-growing First Watch keeps the focus on breakfast

Insider Q&A: CEO of fast-growing First Watch keeps the focus on breakfast

First Watch, a restaurant chain that serves breakfast, brunch and lunch , is rising – and shining.
Want to feel special? Stores and restaurants with paid memberships are betting on it

Want to feel special? Stores and restaurants with paid memberships are betting on it

NEW YORK (AP) — How much does it cost to feel special? At Chuck E- Cheese , the family entertainment and pizza chain, the price is $7.99, $11.99 or $29.99 per month.
Economists expect inflation rate ticked up above 3% last month amid higher gas prices

Economists expect inflation rate ticked up above 3% last month amid higher gas prices

Statistics Canada is set to release its February consumer price index report on Tuesday. The consensus expectation among forecasters is that prices rose 3.1 per cent from a year ago.
Stock market today: Asian stocks gain ahead of US and Japan rate decisions

Stock market today: Asian stocks gain ahead of US and Japan rate decisions

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Monday ahead of policy decisions this week by Japan’s central bank and the Federal Reserve. Oil prices and U.S. futures rose.
In Vermont, 'Town Meeting' is democracy embodied. What can the rest of the country learn from it?

In Vermont, 'Town Meeting' is democracy embodied. What can the rest of the country learn from it?

ELMORE, Vt. (AP) — Julie wants more donations to the food pantry. Kipp is busy knitting a sweater. Shorty is ready to ask: Why is so much being spent on a truck? The coffee, fresh-baked bread and donuts have been laid out.
Usher, Fantasia Barrino, 'Color Purple' honored at 55th NAACP Image Awards

Usher, Fantasia Barrino, 'Color Purple' honored at 55th NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usher was named entertainer of the year at the 55th annual NAACP Awards on Saturday night, which highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.
A second man is charged in connection with 2005 theft of ruby slippers worn in 'The Wizard of Oz'

A second man is charged in connection with 2005 theft of ruby slippers worn in 'The Wizard of Oz'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A second man has been charged in connection with the 2005 theft of a pair of ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz," according to an indictment made public Sunday.
Unplanned shutdown of Imperial pipeline affects delivery of fuel to Winnipeg

Unplanned shutdown of Imperial pipeline affects delivery of fuel to Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it's taking measures to mitigate potential impact to the province's economy after Imperial Oil Ltd.
St. Patrick's Day parades in Toronto, Montreal draw hundreds for annual celebration

St. Patrick's Day parades in Toronto, Montreal draw hundreds for annual celebration

Seas of green surged through downtown streets in Montreal and Toronto on Sunday as thousands turned out to mark St. Patrick's Day with a pair of major parades celebrating the occasion and the Irish culture behind it.
Airbus workers at Mirabel reject latest company offer, give union strike mandate

Airbus workers at Mirabel reject latest company offer, give union strike mandate

LAVAL, Que. — A union representing Airbus Canada workers at a plant in Mirabel, Que., where the company assembles A220 jets, says employees have overwhelmingly rejected the firm's latest offer.