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Trump’s fiery rhetoric has presented a rare opportunity to buy into mega-cap internet stocks, closely followed analyst Gene Munster says.


Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the case for removing accommodation is “quite strong” while interest rates will plateau at a level that is lower than normal.


Not all mistakes are bad. In fact, for Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of mobile payments company Square, one failure led to a new venture.


Tipping’s become a hot topic in the restaurant business. Here’s why one CEO says his company is keeping it.

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Rocky road ice cream sandwiches, street-style tacos and falafel all have one thing in common: They are served by a group of restaurants Technomic says are franchisees to watch to 2016. This year, franchising has drawn considerable attention as giants like McDonald’s and Wendy’s double down on refranchising their restaurants. Broadly, the business model enables companies …

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Health officials confirmed a food-borne illness outbreak linked to a Boston-area Chipotle restaurant is norovirus, wrote Boston College in a statement Wednesday. More than 120 BC students reported to the college’s health services with symptoms consistent with norovirus. Nearly all cases are related to students who dined at Chipotle restaurant during the past weekend. Read …

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Chipotle Mexican Grill said health officials in Boston believe food-borne illness at one of its Massachusetts locations is likely norovirus. It noted that it appears to be “norovirus isolated to this location” and that it has not heard of reports of illness at any other locations. “The latest update we have is that there are …

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Starting next month, Delta is revamping its dishes on transoceanic flights to shift to seasonally rotating, regionally-influenced menus, the company announced Wednesday. The move, which affects its Delta One cabin, comes as restaurants and packaged food companies aggressively tweak products to cater to evolving consumer tastes and an increasing focus on ingredients. But overhauling dishes …

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The fast casual Mexican chain just got more bad news. After an E. coli outbreak prompted it to close stores temporarily and led to widespread media coverage, Chipotle has hit its lowest consumer perception since YouGov BrandIndex began measuring it in June 2007. A metric that tracks whether consumers would consider buying its food also …


Popular West Coast burger chain In-N-Out has filed a lawsuit against delivery start-up DoorDash for delivering its burgers, claiming it has asked the delivery start-up repeatedly to cease selling its dishes. “We have asked DoorDash several times to stop using our trademarks and to stop selling our food,” the restaurant’s general counsel Arnie Wensinger told …

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Girl Scouts raise price of cookies to $5.

Want to see evidence of inflation? Look no further than the Girl Scouts. After years of holding prices steady, more Girl Scout councils are boosting cookie prices to $5 a box. “The No. 1 factor was us hearing feedback from adult volunteers that girls had such a great experience selling cookies, but they weren’t earning …


It’s been more than six years since Congress raised the federal minimum wage, while many states and some cities have taken the situation into their own hands and passed increases. As the presidential race heats up, most Republican candidates have gone on record to discuss why they do not think now is the time to …

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More than a decade after Starbucks helped make “pumpkin spice latte” a household name, there is some evidence that “peak pumpkin” may finally be coming to restaurants. The country’s 500 biggest restaurants launched just 45 pumpkin flavored limited-time offerings, such as Dairy Queen’s Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Cake or Krispy Kreme’s Pumpkin Spice Doughnut, from January …

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Sanderson Farms is recalling more than a half million pounds of chicken products that may have been contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. Sanderson Farms first discovered the issue when it received a complaint from a processing facility that found metal shavings in the chicken. The contamination resulted from a malfunction …


Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte drinkers will have to wait longer this year to get their first sip of the popular drink.