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Millions Of Your Dollars Are Wasted On Vacant And Rundown Buildings [VIDEO]

As so many Americans are walking away from properties, and companies being bankrupt when they can't unload some land. The government is finding they own buildings  and they have let them go. Run down and vacant buildings are being paid for by taxpayers.

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Leaders Say That Obamacare Will Be Detrimental To The Food Service Industry

Now that the Supreme Court has weighed in on the legality of the Affordable Care Act, food service executives are beginning to weigh in on what the ramifications will be for their industry.

The news is not good

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Source: Chicago Man via flickr
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Sunday Restaurant Promotion Angers Atheists

A Pennsylvania restaurant has found itself at the receiving end of a lawsuit over it's Sunday dining promotion.  As advertised, customers who bring in a church bulletin get a ten-percent discount off their meal

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Expect More Chicken And Less Burgers In McDonald’s Future

Blame the economy.  Blame the health nuts.  Blame fierce competition.  McDonald's new CEO has arrived, and he's ready to play chicken with America's favorite restaurant.

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Source: hoyasmeg via flickr
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New Survey Details America’s Worst Family Restaurants

 

A new survey details the worst franchised family restaurants in America.  The good news - none of them have locations in the Twin Ports - however you may encounter them as you "hit the open road" this summer.

 

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Source: Johngarghan via flickr
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Cola Sales Stall As Other Soft Drinks Gain Ground

As the perennial front runner of the soft drink category, the colas - primarily THE cola's:  Coke and Pepsi - have led the beverage line.  That's starting to change.

With changing tastes and the growing availability of options, colas are poised to lose their industry-leading number one ranking by 2015

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Source: Eric Olson via flickr
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Orbitz Accused Of Directing Mac Users To Pricier Hotel Accomodations

File this under the "be careful of what you wish for"-category;  Mac users are crying foul after disclosures that Orbitz - the online hotel reservation site - uses modern technology to target them with pricier accommodations.

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Source: 13254 via flickr
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Dole Salad Recall Expanded; Walmart One Of Affected Stores

Customers that prefer the convenience of bagged salads need to take caution as the recall of Dole bagged salad greens has expanded to include Walmart and Kroger grocery stores.

At this point, the affected lettuce is thought to be contained to six states

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Source: San Diego Shooter via flickr
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Hooters-Style Restaurants Thrive Despite The Bad Economy

Financial watchers are divided on how restaurants fare during a downturn in the economy.  Some schools say that the food and restaurant industry is "bullet proof" - and that food is a necessity;  Others say that going out to eat at a restaurant is a "disposable purchase" - one that people tend to cut back on when money is tight.

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Source: Noodlepie via flickr
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Survey Finds The Top 12 Worst Supermarkets In America; One Northland Franchisee Included On List

Chances are you make at least one trip a week into a grocery store.  So, it's not the kind of store you can just avoid if you hate shopping in them.

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Source: sakeriver via flickr
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Is Soda The New Tobacco? Critics Link Marketing Motives Between Soda Pop Companies And Cigarette Manufacturers

A weak economy.  Trouble in the Middle East.  Rising gas prices.  In some ways, 2012 is just like the early 1990's.  Need one more item to add to that list of comparisons?  Public health officials say that soda manufacturers - just like their cigarette-making cousins in the 1990's - are employing marketing tactics to sway public opinions on their products.

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Source: Hannah Nicole via flickr
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Nutritionists Question Self-Regulation For Cereal Companies

Since the beginning of packaged and marketed cereals, there's been debate about the health (or lack thereof) benefits of the breakfast staple - especially in regards to those brands primarily targeted at children

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