Job ads show Uber expanding meal deliveries in 24 countries
LONDON, Sept 27 Uber is making a broad international push into meal delivery, with fresh hiring and aggressive marketing as it prepares to take on local rivals in dozens of countries.
WASHINGTON, April 9 Assistant White House chef Sam Kass, who cooks weekly for President Barack Obama and helps run a program to battle childhood obesity, said on Tuesday he will be furloughed because of federal budget cuts.
Kass mentioned the furlough while talking to reporters about Let's Move, a childhood obesity initiative of first lady Michelle Obama. The program will not be affected by automatic budget cuts that took effect on March 1 but he said, "We're being furloughed."
A White House spokesman who accompanied Kass to the briefing declined to comment and the White House provided no details. Kass said he continues to cook for the Obamas weekly despite his increasing duties with Let's Move.
The White House has an executive chef and four assistant chefs. It was unclear whether other chefs would be affected by furloughs forced by budget cuts. Some federal workers face furloughs of one day a week through Sept. 30, but the impact varies among agencies. Some cut spending sufficiently to avoid any furloughs.
A Chicago chef, Kass joined the White House staff during Obama's first term and helped create the vegetable garden on the South Lawn that has provided more than 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg) of home-grown produce for White House meals. He is also an occasional golf partner of the president.
Last week, 45 elementary school students took part in spring planting of the garden. (Reporting By Charles Abbott; Editing by Ros Krasny and Cynthia Osterman)
NEW YORK, Sept 26 A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for American Express Co to block merchants that accept its cards from steering customers toward lower-cost cards from other issuers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26 Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda is in talks to finalize a deal with Dick Clark Productions, according to a statement on Monday, as the Chinese firm seeks to expand its growing portfolio of investments in Hollywood.