| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
On Sunday night, Walmart aired a commercial promoting watermelon during the BET Awards, one of the most popular TV programs among African-American households.
The commercial features a grower who says "summertime is watermelon time." The farmer extols...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:59 PM
More than $93,000 has been raised for a young girl after her family said she was kicked out of a KFC in Mississippi last week because of facial injuries she received in a pit bull attack.
The family said the money would help pay the mounting medical...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:39 AM
McDonald's ranked last, again, in an annual ranking of fast food restaurants by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The bottom ranking has been an annual tradition since the ACSI survey started 20 years ago. In 2014, McDonald's Corp.'s satisfaction...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:57 PM
With a gentle breeze blowing and temperatures in the low 80s, it was mild for a June afternoon on the Eastern Shore, but adjacent to the main attraction at the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, it was hot as blazes.
John Draper stood next to a 650-pound...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:28 AM
Virginia and Virginia Tech ranked among the top half of the ACC’s eight public schools in 2012-13 athletics revenue but not among the top 25 nationally.
USA Today’s database of revenue, expenses and student-fee subsidies, an annual...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar.
This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:24 PM
I enjoyed the article on Lucky Day and his trash removal vocation ("Lucky picks up hobby," Huntington Beach Independent, July 31).
I was delighted but not surprised to read of the efforts his family makes on his behalf. I know from personal experience...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Five fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites, following a request from Shanghai authorities after the latest food safety scare. Shanghai's Municipal Food and Drug...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Once a year, QSR magazine, the leading trade publication of the quick service restaurant industry, publishes its list of the country’s top performing chain restaurants. The QSR 50 is a fascinating list to pore over if you want to track the eating...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
McDonald's Corp. is gearing up to sell chicken and beef in a few Chinese cities again this week after its supplier was accused of selling old meat, but the company said Monday that the food scare is hurting its results across Asia.