Articles by Lisa Baertlein

UPS Drone Service to Deliver CVS Health Prescriptions to Homes

United Parcel Service Inc.’s new Flight Forward drone unit will soon start home prescription delivery from CVS Health Corp. The service, which will debut in one or two U.S. cities in the coming weeks, shows how the parcel delivery company …

UPS Approved to Operate First U.S. Drone Airline for Non-Residential Deliveries

United Parcel Service Inc. on Tuesday said it won the U.S. government’s first full approval to operate a drone airline, which gave it a lead in the nascent U.S. drone delivery business over rivals Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. The …

California Truckers Worrying over New ‘Gig Worker’ Rules

California trucking companies that haul everything from summer strawberries to cars and Christmas toys say they are under threat from a bill that could turn so-called gig workers into employees. California state Senators late on Tuesday passed AB5, proposed legislation …

Bill to Tighten “Gig” Worker Rule Passed by California Senate

The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for gig economy companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The bill, …

Coffee in California to be Paired With Cancer Warnings

Starbucks Corp. and other roasters and retailers must serve up a cancer warning with coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle in a ruling published on Monday said that Starbucks and other …

Chipotle to Reopen Virginia Restaurant After Norovirus Reports

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus. Shares of the restaurant chain tumbled more than 4 …

Boston-Area Chipotle Completes Cleanup After Norovirus Scare

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc received praise for its handling of potential norovirus infections at a Boston-area restaurant, as sick employees stayed home and the burrito chain quickly cleaned the restaurant. Shares of Chipotle fell as much as 6.1 percent early …

Search For Source of Chipotle E.Coli in Pacific Northwest Faces Big Hurdles

Investigators looking into the E. coli outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurants face “significant challenges” in finding the source of the sickness, a U.S. food safety detective said. E. coli has sickened more than 40 people who ate at …

Pacific Northwest E. Coli Outbreak Threatens Chipotle’s Sales

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s food poisoning outbreak in Washington state and Oregon threatens to scare diners away from the popular burrito chain and has become fodder for one of its most vocal critics. Health officials are scrambling to identify the …

McDonald’s Workers in 19 Cities File OSHA Complaints

McDonald’s Corp. restaurant workers from 19 U.S. cities complained to regulators on Monday that their working conditions are hazardous and have led to severe burns from hot grills and fryer oil. Workers taking part in the Service Employees International Union-backed …