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  • McDonald's Innovation Center goal: Better service at restaurants

     McDonald's Innovation Center goal: Better service at restaurants
    Inside this nondescript warehouse some 30 minutes from McDonald's suburban headquarters, uniformed crew members cook burgers, sling fries and hand food to customers. But here, cashiers accept fake money. Workers and customers wear tracking chips to...
  • Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling

    Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he won't play a "lead role" in any legislation to expand gaming to include a slots parlor near I-91 between Hartford and Springfield. Malloy told reporters Monday the issue is a legislative matter, and he doesn't...
  • FDA unveils tougher rules for displaying calorie information

    FDA unveils tougher rules for displaying calorie information
    Just as Americans begin to cook their high-calorie Thanksgiving dinners, the U.S. government is enacting sweeping changes it hopes will push people to pay more attention to how many calories they consume away from their dining room tables. The new rules...
  • Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Report Drop In Slot Revenue For October

    Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Report Drop In Slot Revenue For October
    Slot revenues at Connecticut's two tribal casinos continued to slide in October, though the decline was less severe than in September. Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket reported slot revenue of $39.7 million for October, down 5.7 percent from $42.1...
  • Foxwoods' New CEO Hopes To Diversify Revenue, Get People To Stay Longer

    Foxwoods' New CEO Hopes To Diversify Revenue, Get People To Stay Longer
    The new CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino says he is focused on diversifying revenue in a way that supplements gambling while trying to get people to stay longer. Felix Rappaport, CEO and president of the casino in southeastern Connecticut, said in an...
  • Google's Brian Fitzpatrick says he's got just the ticket for Alinea

    Google's Brian Fitzpatrick says he's got just the ticket for Alinea
    Brian Fitzpatrick, Google's first Chicago-based engineer and a leader in the company's work on censorship and government surveillance, is leaving the Internet giant to join chef Grant Achatz and business partner Nick Kokonas, the team behind Alinea,...
  • Foxwoods Names New CEO

    Felix Rappaport, Foxwoods Resort Casino's senior vice president and chief operating officer, has been promoted to president and CEO. He replaces former CEO Scott Butera, who resigned earlier this fall to become commissioner of the Arena Football League....
  • Kevin Washington sets agenda for YMCA's national organization

    Kevin Washington sets agenda for YMCA's national organization
    Kevin Washington was the first African-American to lead the YMCA in Boston and Hartford, Conn. — and beginning in February, he will be the first to lead the Chicago-based national organization, known as the YMCA of the USA. "Our diversity...
  • Hobby Lobby Opens In Manchester

    Hobby Lobby Opens In Manchester
    National craft and home decor retailer Hobby Lobby has opened its first Hartford-area location in Manchester. The 42,000-square-foot store, in the former Sports Authority space, is the chain's second location in Connecticut. An East Haven location...
  • Fall's Jazz Headliners Include Chick Corea, Jane Monheit, Vijay Iyer

    Fall's Jazz Headliners Include Chick Corea, Jane Monheit, Vijay Iyer
    While the Top-10 jazz fall fare might not actually range to infinity, it is chock full of impressive talent and dizzying diversity. It soars from a high-flying flock of rare singers, including Jane Monheit and Kurt Elling, to such progressive, figures for...
  • The prestige of the northern Rhone

    The prestige of the northern Rhone
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: Part two, the north. The Rhone is the second largest wine-producing region of France (after the Languedoc, its neighbor to the west). Eighty percent of its wine is red; 14 percent, pink; and 6, white. The...