Top Chef winner Kevin Sbraga has a job, but his fellow chefs face a hard time finding one.
Tax freebies. Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night. A tough economy is pushing restaurants to step up promotions.
Effects from a snow storm like the one that blanketed the mid-Atlantic this week can add up to billions of dollars, once lost productivity and sales and emergency road clearing are factored in. But the cost to the overall US economy is likely to be short term.
President Obama's State of the Union speech evoked mixed reactions from groups representing seniors, environmentalists, and small businesses. Some praised his policy proposals but wanted to see more action.
Cornish hens and Tofurkey also vie as holiday dishes.
U.S. families use ingenuity and belt-tightening to save on mounting grocery bills.