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  • McDonald's slump no easy fix; experts say focus on food, branding

    McDonald's slump no easy fix; experts say focus on food, branding
    McDonald's probably won't be sorry to see 2014 come to a close. The world's largest restaurant company has posted three consecutive months of declines in global sales at long-standing locations, its longest such slide since early 2003. McDonald's...
  • California bill would help protect franchisee business investments

    LOS ANGELES - When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose $1.5 million after McDonald's Corp did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to...
  • Steve Jobs limited kids' access to tech. Shouldn't we?

    Steve Jobs limited kids' access to tech. Shouldn't we?
    A major upside of sending my kids to an overcrowded, underfunded Chicago public school is the lack of technology in their classrooms. At back-to-school night last year, one parent asked my daughter's second-grade teacher, "Are there any plans to...
  • Cavalli's Cavalli is so Cavalli

    Cavalli's Cavalli is so Cavalli
    ★★★˝ Roberto Cavalli, like all successful fashion designers, doesn't shrink from putting his name on every aspect of our lives. He does clothing, of course, offering anything animal print for women, men, even babies. He has...
  • Veneto reds boast a storied past

    Veneto reds boast a storied past
    Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....
  • Brew Bakers Opening Second Middletown Café

    Brew Bakers Opening Second Middletown Café
    MIDDLETOWN — Brew Bakers, the popular downtown café and coffee shop, plans to open a second location in the city's North End within a few weeks. The restaurant's owners have renovated the storefront at 506 Main St., formerly the location of...
  • Pair your cocktail with pears

    Pair your cocktail with pears
    The coming of fall is a bit easier to swallow with the wonderful shift in seasonal flavors. Ephemeral pears stand out, with their subtle flavor and intense juiciness. Chefs share their passions for pear cocktails with us. "Pears are one of my favorite...
  • Green Spring Station to extend Thursday evening hours

    Green Spring Station to extend Thursday evening hours
    Green Spring Station is launching new, extended hours on Thursdays next month. Starting on Oct. 2, all the shops and restaurants at the station, 10803 Falls Road, will stay open until 8 p.m., two hours beyond the current closing time of 6 p.m. The...
  • Billings Forge Celebrates With Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner

    Billings Forge Celebrates With Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner
    When Billings Forge held its first Farm-To-Table dinner in 2009, about 50 people attended to help support the fledgling Frog Hollow cooperative. On Thursday it was an elbow-to-elbow crowd of more than 380 under a tent on the ground of the Hartford Broad...
  • Pen and Quill, a new dawn in Station North

    Pen and Quill, a new dawn in Station North
    I like Pen & Quill, the new restaurant on the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets in Station North. It's pretty and comfortable, and the food, from executive chef Bella Kline, is tasty, rib-sticking and satisfying. I sure like it a heckuva lot...
  • Alibaba set to price IPO shares amid investor frenzy

    Alibaba set to price IPO shares amid investor frenzy
    (Reuters) - Underwriters for Alibaba Group Holdings are planning to allocate the bulk of the heavily anticipated offering from the Chinese e-commerce company to a group of 25 to 50 large institutions when pricing is completed after the close of trading...