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Why I am Riding a Bike 100 Miles

I have worked in restaurants and foodservice my entire career: army foodservice, college bars and an early entrant to the world of chain restaurants, enlisted by Norman Brinker at Steak and Ale. Feeding people is something that I care about. My family will tell you...

August Spending and September Consumer Confidence

KEY DATA: Spending: 0%; Income: +0.2%; Prices: +0.1%; Excluding Food and Energy: +0.2%/ Confidence: +1.4 points IN A NUTSHELL: “With incomes still growing slowly, consumers are not overly excited about things so they are not going out and shopping ‘till they drop.”...