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  • *Starbucks, Burger King, Dicos pull products from Shanghai Husi. SHANGHAI, July 22- A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.

  • *Starbucks says has pulled chicken products from Shanghai Husi. SHANGHAI, July 22- A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as products of McDonald's Corp as far away as Japan.

  • July 21- Burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc last quarter achieved what many of its rivals could only dream of: It raised prices, yet attracted more diners during a period of sluggish economic growth. Rival Panera Bread Co was on a similar trajectory until last year, when "operational friction" caused it to stumble on speed.

  • It once owned a handful of stores in New York City, Seattle and Philadelphia but closed most, including one in Times Square, in 2010.. At the same time Starbucks Corp last week opened its first store in Colombia 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain began buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee.

  • *McDonald's warns may face China product shortfall. *Incident highlights broader China food supply chain issues. SHANGHAI, July 21- McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast food giants' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets.

  • China orders nationwide probe of meat supplier Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    BEIJING— McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:. Dec. 29, 1979: Bally's Atlantic City opens. Aug. 13, 1980: Sands Casino Hotel opens.

  • July 17- Yum Brands Inc's disappointing Pizza Hut and Taco Bell results, along with other data, suggested the U.S. fast-food business remained weak in the second quarter and that industry leader McDonald's Corp continues to struggle. The fast-food guys are stuck, " Investment Technology Group restaurant analyst Steve West said.

  • Where are the world's best restaurants? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Many cities claim to have the best dining scene – be it the U.K., home to chefs like Gordon Ramsay, or the U.S, with its thriving foodie scenes.

  • Wharf launches Niccolo hotel brand in China     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Stephen Ng, Deputy Chairman & MD at Wharf Holdings, introduces the firm's new luxury hotel and outlines its expansion strategy in the mainland.

  • UPDATE 1-Starbucks opens in Colombia, home of Juan Valdez Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    July 16- Starbucks Corp opened its first shop in Colombia on Wednesday, 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain first started buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee named after fictional coffee farmer Juan Valdez.

  • Starbucks opens in Colombia, home of Juan Valdez Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    July 16- Starbucks Corp opened its first shop in Colombia on Wednesday, 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain first starting buying beans from the country known for its premium arabica coffee. It and all other Starbucks stores in Colombia will be the company's first to serve only locally sourced coffee.

  • You're a bad bartender: Homemade cocktail mistakes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Making cocktails at home isn't a bargain if your DIY drinks aren't as good. Avoid these mistakes for a better drink—and better value.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:04 p.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    Distancing itself from financial meltdown, Citigroup agrees to $7 B settlement over mortgages AbbVie hikes offer to Shire once again, drugmakers enter detailed talks on combination Mylan to buy Abbott's branded generic-drug businesses outside US for $5.3 B in stock US stocks march higher on acquisition and earnings news; Citigroup gains Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation VW to build new seven-passenger SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs Norwegian Cruise Line says it ordered 2 new cruise ships for a total of $2.18 B Unions say talks with MTA have broken down, LIRR strike likely this weekend Manchester United lands $1.3 billion, 10- year uniform deal with Adidas Atlantic City casino revenue increased by 4 percent in June, when shuttered site excluded

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:13 p.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    Distancing itself from financial meltdown, Citigroup agrees to $7 B settlement over mortgages AbbVie hikes offer to Shire once again, drugmakers enter detailed talks on combination Mylan to buy Abbott's branded generic-drug businesses outside US for $5.3 B in stock US stocks march higher on acquisition and earnings news; Citigroup gains on settlement Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation VW to build new seven-passenger SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs Norwegian Cruise Line says it ordered 2 new cruise ships for a total of $2.18 B Manchester United lands $1.3 billion, 10- year uniform deal with Adidas EBay partners with Sotheby's to feature auctions from the rarefied heights of art WTO sides with China, India in 2 US trade disputes over import duties

  • July 14- Layoff notices went out on Monday for roughly 1,000 employees of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino Hotel, in anticipation of a Sept. 16 closure, the company said in a statement. The seashore casino is one of the poorest performers in Atlantic City, which began the year with 12 casinos but with the Trump Plaza closing could be down to eight.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line paying $2.18B for 2 ships Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Norwegian Cruise Line will spend $2.18 billion on a pair of new ships from the German shipbuilder Meyer Weft. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has 13 ships, with two additional vessels on order at Meyer Weft. The company's shares lost 17 cents to $32.77 in afternoon trading.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:08 p.m. EDT Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    Distancing itself from financial meltdown, Citigroup agrees to $7 B settlement over mortgages AbbVie hikes offer to Shire once again, drugmakers enter detailed talks on combination Mylan to buy Abbott's branded generic-drug businesses outside US for $5.3 B in stock US stocks march higher, shaking off worst week in 3 months; Citigroup gains on settlement Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation VW to build new seven-passenger SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs Norwegian Cruise Line says it ordered 2 new cruise ships for a total of $2.18 B Manchester United lands $1.3 billion, 10- year uniform deal with Adidas EBay partners with Sotheby's to feature auctions from the rarefied heights of art WTO sides with China, India in 2 US trade disputes over import duties

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.