Venezuela leader Maduro wants to meet Trump in NYC

CARACAS/WASHINGTON (UPI) — Amid his country’s ongoing economic and political crises, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro — a frequent critic of the United States — has called for a face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a frequent critic of the United States, requested a face-to-face More...

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By United Press International On Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Up to 160 Applebee’s, IHOP restaurants to close

GLENDALE, Calif. (UPI) — The parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP announced Thursday it intends to close up to 160 locations of the restaurants amid slumping sales. DineEquity said that though it is More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

McDonald’s plans 2,000 new restaurants in China by 2022

OAK BROOK, Ill. (UPI) — McDonald’s announced plans Tuesday to increase the number of restaurants in China from 2,500 to 4,500 within five years. The company also announced completion of a partnership More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 31st, 2017

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie faces off with Chicago Cubs fan who heckled him

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer MILWAUKEE (UPI) — Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey got into a Chicago Cubs fan’s face at Miller Park in Milwaukee Sunday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 28th, 2017

Sponsored Content: Reach new heights with a reinvented burger

MISSION, Kan. (Family Features) — Text your friends, dust off your apron and fire up the grill. It’s time to throw a barbecue party that won’t sink your summer budget. You can find everything More...

By United Press International On Friday, July 28th, 2017

Starbucks to close all 379 Teavana locations

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer SEATTLE (UPI) — Starbucks announced it will close all 379 of its Teavana locations after the tea shop showed poor sales and little hope of improving. Starbucks More...

By United Press International On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

U.S. warns Americans of possible ‘tainted’ alcohol in Mexico

Andrew V. Pestano, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Department of State has warned people traveling to Mexico about possibly tainted or substandard alcohol, and to drink responsibly More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Chipotle shuts down Virginia restaurant after illness reports

Ed Adamczyk, United Press International Writer STERLING, Va. (UPI) — Chipotle Mexican Grill has shut down one of its Virginia locations Tuesday after customers reported getting sick after eating there, the More...

By Associated Press On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Amazon deal for Whole Foods could bring retail experiments

Anick Jesdanun Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon is making a bold expansion into physical stores with a $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods, setting the stage for radical retail experiments More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, June 12th, 2017

Teutopolis’ Farmweld pulls in pork buyers from all over world

More than 30 international buyers from Asia, Central America and South America visited Farmweld in Teutopolis to learn about the company’s wean-to-finish technology as part of this year’s Illinois Pork Tour, More...