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Smithfield Opens A Restaurant To Showcase It’s Products

"Foodie's" looking for places to visit while on vacation can add one more place to their list:  Smithfield, Virginia.  Long a pork-lovers paradise as home to the company that produces Smithfield Hams, there's now a restaurant/retail shop there, too that's luring customers in

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Strike Two: Another Obama-Funded Alternative Energy Project Fails

Apparently $98.5 million dollars from the Federal Government wasn't enough to get Nevada Geothermal Power's solar-panel company off the ground.  Just like Solyndra (which received $535 million dollars from taxpayers), the alternative energy company looks like it's going to fail

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London’s First Skyscraper To Open; Residents Call It An Eyesore

As The Shard - the newest addition to London's skyline - gets set to open, Brits are calling attention to the way that the building is changing the look and feel of the city.

At 72 stories, The Shard sits in contrast to the rest of London's "low-rise" skyline

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Taco Bell Delivers 10,000 Tacos To Settle Someone Else’s Hoax

Taco Bell may have had nothing to do with the hoax, but they sure made good on it anyway! After residents of Bethel, Alaska had been teased that a Taco Bell restaurant was going to open in their community, the fast food giant decided to cash-in on the marketing opportunity by delivering 10,000 tacos via a helicopter

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(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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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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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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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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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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