America’s Best Chain Restaurants Are at Risk of Becoming History

An Applebee's restaurant at Times Square in New York on Aug. 15, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
An Applebee's restaurant at Times Square in New York on Aug. 15, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The golden age of traditional restaurants is coming to an end. Changes in consumer habits, the digital revolution, and the emergence of new delivery platforms...

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    Stock Market Sees Boost From Earnings Growth

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    Wattpad Looks to Propel Creators to Offline Stardom

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    TOKYO – Mazda Motor Corp said it would become the world’s first automaker to commercialize a much more efficient petrol engine using technology that deep-pocketed rivals have... Read more

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    Tesla Seeks to Raise $1.5 Billion to Fund Model 3 Production

    Tesla Inc said on Monday it would raise about $1.5 billion in a bond offering as the U.S. electric car maker ramps up production of its... Read more

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    Luxury Fashion Industry Scrambling to Adjust to Millennial World

    U.S. luxury fashion brands continue to underperform in sales growth and profitability. They have lagged behind other consumer sectors in adjusting to the new world... Read more

  • President Donald Trump, daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump,,and Small Business Administration head Linda McMahon (L) at an,event for small businesses at the White House on Aug. 1, 2017. (The White House)

    Deregulation and Tax Reform Driving Small Business Optimism

    U.S. small businesses remain upbeat despite the recent gridlock on the health care bill. The small business optimism index surged following the election and reached... Read more

  • Finance minister Bill Morneau speaks with John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto in 2016. Through supporting venture capital, the government aims to support innovative small companies in Canada.
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    Canada’s Improving Venture Capital Scene Still Playing Catch-Up

    More patience is needed with venture capital (VC) in Canada. Investments have grown steadily in the last few years; however, the rewards for investors are... Read more

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    Augmented Reality the Next Big Leap for Apple

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple’s iPhone may be ready for its next big act: A springboard into “augmented reality,” a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings... Read more

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    Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest man on Thursday morning, July 27, following a surge in Inc. shares in advance of the online retail... Read more

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    Just one month after the election of Donald Trump, in December 2016, The Economist published a cover story titled “The Mighty Dollar.” It said higher interest... Read more

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    Accorhotels Beefs up Luxury Rental ‘onefinestay’ Brand to Fight Airbnb

    AccorHotels will re-group three of its luxury home-rental divisions under its ‘onefinestay’ brand, as the French hotelier steps up efforts to counter the challenge of... Read more

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