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  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Number of U.S. Restaurants Is Dropping

    ​While it at times seems that New York has more restaurants than people, the number of restaurants in this country is actually smaller than it was last year.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Big Macs, Pretty Colors Console Nervous Shoppers

    The Times told us not to spread panic, but it's part of our evil blogger DNA, so here goes: While other restaurants were flailing, McDonald's reports that its same-store sales rose 4.5 percent in November, with much of the growth coming from breakfast items, chicken sandwiches, and value menu items. ... More >>

  • People

    August 14, 2007

    ¡You've Got Mail, Pendejo!

    Readers tell the Mexican the darndest things

  • Music

    January 20, 2004

    How Bad a Year?

    Music biz recovery means suing and firing more people

  • News

    March 4, 2003

    Full Metal Bonnet

    Retailers Put All Their Grenades in One Basket