LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) on May 31 will slap surcharges on U.S. e-commerce companies that have flooded its delivery network with shipments of everything from packaged food to patio furniture since the coronavirus took hold in March. This round follows stay-at-home orders to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. That public health effort shifted shopping online and resulted in what many are calling a “second Christmas” for UPS, FedEx Corp (FDX.
A nine-year-old girl from Retford is helping raise money for a Sheffield children's hospice by selling eggs from her 20 rescue chickens. Lucy Broughton hopes to raise £1,000 by Christmas for the Bluebell Wood hospice, which had to cancel fund-raising events because of Covid-19.
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a $3 trillion Democratic bill that would double the amount of aid approved by Congress to ease the human and economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic. Gavino Garay has more.
A Starbucks barista was publicly shamed on Facebook by a customer who refused to follow store policy and wear a mask. The 24-year-old barista, Lenin Guiterrez asked customer Amber Lynn Gilles to wear a face mask while she ordered. Gilles became irate, cursing at Guiterrez and threatening to call the police next time she was asked to wear a mask. After Gilles tried to publicly humiliate Guiterrez through a Facebook post, a GoFundMe was started for the barista.
Irene Jiang / Business Insider Starbucks opened its first-ever Starbucks Pickup store in November, a pickup-only location that lets customers order ahead through the chain's mobile app and pick up their orders in-store. The pandemic has forced the coffee chain to lean into the pickup-only store format. Starbucks plans to shut around 400 sit-down cafes and build around 300 new pickup-only stores. I visited the Starbucks Pickup store in Manhattan, New York, and was impressed by the concept.
According to Business Insider, Starbucks will close up to 400 store locations in the U.S. and Canadian, which accounts for 4% of their total stores. The coronavirus pandemic forced Starbucks to temporarily close locations globally. With an estimated revenue plunge, their CEO, Kevin Johnson says that the coffee giant will pivot towards digital. TechCrunch reports that Starbucks plans to reopen smaller locations with more focus on curbside pickup, walk-up counters, and drive-thrus.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition to the United States on bank fraud charges, court documents released on Monday showed. Caroline Malone reports.