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It was Tuesday evening when I happened upon a popular link to a story on The Consumerist website praising the record-breaking success of Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell, which has now sold more than 100 million crunchy, nacho-cheesy bundles of love.

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Fla. to review 'Stand Your Ground' lawupdated: Wed May 02 2012 08:15:00

Florida will review its "Stand your Ground" law, but the task force includes many supporters. Bruce Martin: Front Row Motorsports proves a small operation can compete in Cupupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 14:27:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- In a sport that has been dominated by major multi-car teams with big-time financial backing, Front Row Motorsports is proving that there is still room in NASCAR for the independent operation. Joe Lemire: MLB's Fan Cave a study in baseball gluttonyupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 20:12:00

NEW YORK -- For a moment the distinct deliveries of three aces filled adjacent televisions in an inadvertent study of pitching greatness. There were Roy Halladay's compact coil of a windup, Jered Weaver's corkscrew and Tim Lincecum's long-stride slingshot all on simultaneous display.

CNNMoney: Help for social media mayhemupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 12:50:00

It wasn't until a man diagnosed with measles ate at her New Jersey diner that Connie Correia Fisher, co-owner of The Pop Shop, discovered that the only thing that spreads faster than an infectious disease is bad news. Blake Shelton: 'Yeah, I Drink A Lot' - So What?updated: Mon Aug 08 2011 07:29:00

"I'm not drunk every night," the Bacardi and Crystal Light-swilling country star says

CNNMoney: Earnings dominate StockTwits tweetsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 12:22:00

Investors are turning their attention to earnings, as the reporting season gets underway with a vengeance.

CNNMoney: In-N-Out up, McDonald's down in fast food surveyupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 14:12:00

A new consumer survey has crowned In-N-Out Burger as the nation's fast food favorite, while giving low marks to iconic chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and KFC.

Taco Bell: Our beef is beefupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 10:30:00

Attorneys have dropped a lawsuit alleging that Taco Bell's beef was mostly not beef, both sides in the legal battle said.

RidicuList: The beef with Taco Bellupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 10:30:00

From January: What's really in your Taco Bell? Rumors are flying, landing the beef with Taco Bell on AC360's RidicuList.

CNNMoney: Taco Bell: 'Thanks for suing us'updated: Fri Jan 28 2011 14:13:00

Taco Bell is steaming mad over a lawsuit alleging that its beef isn't beef, and replied with promises of a counter-suit in an ad slamming the claim as "absolutely false."

The bottom-line diet: Eat lessupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 15:19:00

There were no diet pills, shakes or detoxes. And no, it wasn't caveman food, grapefruit, Twinkies, Taco Bell or Subway sandwiches.

How to cheat the tax man in 2010updated: Sun Aug 15 2010 08:57:00

Want a hot tip about how to make a financial killing this year?

Salmonella outbreak may have ties to Taco Bellupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 19:09:00

We were all set to scribble up a defense* of Taco Bell's Cantina Tacos in light of SF Weekly and Fresno Beehive's gleeful dismissal, but then the Center For Disease Control came out with this: Kerry J. Byrne: Jared Allen is greatest non-QB impact playerupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 12:47:00

We need a new individual honor in the NFL. We're calling it the MV non-QB P -- the most valuable player who doesn't play quarterback.

Fortune: Subway's breakfast express: 5 obstacles to beating McDonald'supdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 11:43:00

It might not be your local diner, or your mom's kitchen, but Subway is making a big bet that it can entice the morning crowd to see egg yolks in the color scheme of its bright yellow sandwich shops.

Bunless sandwich put to a taste testupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 07:00:00

It's practically naked, but you won't see any buns on this monster of a sandwich. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the taste test.

Fast-food chains adapt to local tastesupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 10:18:00

After thousands of years of civilization, finally India has Crunchwraps.

Is fat fare at fast foods going too far or is it tempting?updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 12:31:00

In the midst of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against child obesity and chef Jamie Oliver's prime-time TV initiative for cleaner cooking, the Mud Hens and a chicken chain are crowing about some aggressively fat-laden fare. Steve Davis: Five things we learned in Week 1updated: Tue Mar 30 2010 17:50:00

Five things to know about Week 1 in Major League Soccer:

Intriguing people for January 19, 2010updated: Tue Jan 19 2010 09:28:00

Wyclef Jean The Haitian-born musician became emotional as he denied accusations that he misused funds from his charity, Yéle Haiti. Experts on nonprofits said they saw no evidence of serious wrongdoing, other than slowness in filing taxes, reported.

Taco Bell: Making a run for weight loss?updated: Wed Jan 06 2010 19:08:00

The company that brought us the taco-craving Chihuahua, Fourth Meal and double-decker tacos suggests that it can now help fight fat.

10 secret menu items at restaurantsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 13:34:00

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to seek out covert items at fast food chains around the country. Norman Chad: In which the Slouch considers TV adsupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 15:47:00

At its core, sports on TV is simply a prop for beer sales. The viewer essentially must answer the question: What's more important to you, Coors Light's "cold-activated can" or Miller Lite's "taste protector lid"? This marketing malarkey reminds me of another reason I stand proudly with the good folks at Pabst Blue Ribbon -- they don't advertise.

10 secret menu items at fast food restaurantsupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 09:49:00

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to seek out covert items at fast food chains around the country. Taco Bell Chihuahua Diesupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 09:34:00

Gidget - made famous with the "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" campaign - passes away at 15

Taco Bell dog diesupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 03:04:00

The Taco Bell Chihuahua dies of a massive stroke. CNN's Jeanne Moos says adios with career highlights.

Taco Bell's top dog dies at 15updated: Thu Jul 23 2009 03:04:00

Gidget, the 15-year-old dog best known for her Taco Bell ad campaign, died of a stroke Tuesday in Los Angeles, California, said Sue Chipperton, her trainer.

CNNMoney: Fast food flameoutupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 14:45:00

Cheap is chic. The recession has proven that.

How to squeeze the most from your computerupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 13:18:00

No budget for a new computer in this recession? It's a common malady these days. From Tinkerbell to Taco Bell: A Chihuahua Historyupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 16:07:00

The hit movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua is just the latest mark the little dogs have made on Hollywood Yum Brands to Add Calorie Info to Menu Boardsupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 12:20:00

Curious about how many calories are packed into that burrito or fried chicken you crave? Fast-food company Yum Brands Inc. says it's taking the guesswork out of counting calories Raw Tomatoes Linked to Salmonellaupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 07:00:00

Federal officials hunted for the source of a 16-state salmonella outbreak linked to three types of raw tomatoes, while the list of supermarkets and restaurants yanking those varieties from shelves and dishes grew

Fortune: Taco Bell's not-so-green grilling machineupdated: Thu May 08 2008 04:45:00

You knew you could help save the earth by installing energy-efficient light bulbs or swapping your gas guzzler for a hybrid. But have you heard that drinking Fiji Water and dining out at Taco Bell are supposed to be good for the planet, too?

Weirdest work stories of the yearupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 12:27:00

Natural disasters, revolutionary technology, pro-athlete scandals and national calamities marked 2007 as an unforgettable year.

Fortune: A recipe for consistencyupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 15:38:00

When David Novak, the 54-year-old CEO of Yum Brands, was flying to Australia last February, videos of rats scampering through a Taco Bell in New York City hit the web. "Honesty, consistency, and continuity of communication are key to managing through these issues," he says of how he handled every executive's nightmare, adding that it typically takes "six to nine months to fully recover" lost sales anytime there's a food-safety issue.

Fortune: The pancake pusherupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 14:27:00

As a 16-year-old waitress at an IHOP, Julia Stewart had a feeling she'd one day run a company. What she didn't know was that she'd head the one where she was waiting tables.

Is your meat safe?updated: Tue Oct 09 2007 16:43:00

CNN's Christine Romans reports that recent beef recalls have renewed calls for country-of-origin labeling.

CNNMoney: Yum may owe taxes in IRS disputeupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 03:44:00

Yum Brands Inc., parent of the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut fast-food chains, said Friday it could have to make some additional material tax payments stemming from a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.

CNNMoney: Yum's profit fattens, outlook growsupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 05:13:00

Yum Brands Inc. reported Wednesday higher quarterly earnings and raised its profit forecast for the year as strength in China and a lower tax rate offset weak results at its Taco Bell chain in the United States. Newly Freed Paris Gets Gifts and Visitorsupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 16:22:00

Paris Hilton spent her first day of freedom Tuesday in her family's Bel-Air mansion, receiving visitors and gifts of flowers and balloons.

CNNMoney: Food safety net under fire at hearingupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 12:55:00

A pet food maker's CEO and the father of a girl who may need a kidney transplant after being sickened by tainted spinach were just two of those who came to Washington Tuesday to call for much tougher oversight of the nation's food supply.

CNNMoney: Franchise nightmare: The rat effectupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 15:18:00

When dozens of rats were seen scurrying around a closed KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in New York City's Greenwich Village last month, other franchise owners knew they would pay the price for one store's transgressions.

CNNMoney: Taco Bell rats are stars for a dayupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 10:22:00

A pack of a dozen or more rats scurrying around a closed KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in New York City's Greenwich Village early Friday morning prompted shrieks from onlookers and fodder for the morning television talk shows, which aired video of the infestation.

CNNMoney: BJ's recalls mushrooms on E. coli suspicionupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 19:01:00

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. said Tuesday it was recalling packages of fresh mushrooms after it a routine inspection revealed the possible presence of the deadly bacteria E. coli. Dog-eat-dog sportupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 11:26:00

Watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, I couldn't help but notice that announcers Lester Holt and David Frei referred to the show dogs as athletes. I have to agree, and not just because pro athletes such as David Eckstein and Nate Robinson are eligible to compete in the Toy group category.

CNNMoney: Bulls keep their head upupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 03:55:00

Major gauges looked to open higher Tuesday as some good earnings and talk about a bid for a Dow component offset news that U.S. trade gap hit a record level last year.

Business 2.0: Worst moments in customer serviceupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 12:21:00

New York Times Co. We were wondering how Billy the paperboy could afford that gold-plated Huffy... News carriers and retailers in Worcester, Mass., get an unexpected bonus with their usual shipment of the Telegram & Gazette: the credit and debit card numbers of 240,000 subscribers to the paper and its sister publication the Boston Globe, both owned by the New York Times Co. The security breach is the result of a recycling program in which paper from the Telegram & Gazette's business office is reused to wrap bundles of newspapers.

CNNMoney: Diners fall ill at Indianapolis Olive Gardenupdated: Fri Dec 15 2006 16:41:00

About 300 people have reported becoming sick after eating at an Olive Garden restaurant in northeast Indianapolis, a spokesman for the Marion County Health Department told CNN Friday.

CNNMoney: Taco Bell lettuce suspected in E.coli outbreakupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 22:07:00

An ingredient used in 70 percent of Taco Bell's products, lettuce, probably caused an E.coli outbreak that sickened dozens of people in the U.S. Northeast, food safety officials said on Wednesday.

All but 30 Taco Bells reopened after E. coli outbreakupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 09:37:00

Taco Bell reopened most of the more than 90 restaurants that it closed in the Northeast following an E. coli outbreak that sickened as many as 67 people, a company spokesman told CNN Tuesday.

Most Taco Bells reopen; senators call for investigationupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 09:43:00

Taco Bell reopened most of the more than 90 restaurants that it closed in the Northeast in recent weeks following an E. coli outbreak that sickened as many as 64 people, a company spokesman told CNN on Tuesday.

64 sickened by Taco Bell E. coli; more onions test positiveupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 14:24:00

Sixty-four cases of E. coli bacteria related to the outbreak that hit several Taco Bell restaurants in the Northeast in the past two weeks have now been confirmed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

E. coli outbreak now in 6 states; agencies focus on Taco Bell updated: Fri Dec 08 2006 09:42:00

More than 120 people in six states may be infected with the strain of E. coli bacteria involved in an outbreak that may be linked to Taco Bell restaurants, officials said Friday.

Northeast E. coli outbreak now in 5 statesupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 16:23:00

As many as 84 people in five Northeastern states have been confirmed as having the strain of E. coli bacteria involved in an outbreak believed to be linked to Taco Bell restaurants, officials said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Small eateries face NY fat fight squeezeupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 12:55:00

In New York City's latest effort to stamp out transfat, national chains may be better suited to adapt than the friendly neighborhood restaurant, says one industry representative.

Fortune: Start your own hedge fundupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 11:11:00

I'm thinking of starting a hedge fund. Let's be clear: I'm in it for the money.

CNNMoney: Kentucky Derby gets first-ever sponsorupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 07:51:00

The Kentucky Derby will showcase a sponsor for the first time in its 131 years of horse racing, as the chain that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut has inked a deal with the race.

EW review: 'Big Momma,' few laughsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 10:09:00

It's taken Martin Lawrence six years to resurrect Hattie Mae Pierce, the zaftig alter ego of FBI agent Malcolm Turner, who again goes undercover -- this time as a nanny spying on Tom Fuller ("Desperate Housewives' " Mark Moses), a father of three who's created a computer worm that could threaten homeland security.

CNNMoney: Will the World Series feed America?updated: Mon Oct 25 2004 10:40:00

Taco Bell is giving major league baseball a chance to feed America.

CNNMoney: Battle engaged over new OT rulesupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 08:01:00

Controversial new rules regarding overtime pay went into effect Monday, with the Bush administration and labor advocates squabbling over how many U.S. workers are affected.

CNNMoney: Pepsi quenches thirst for choiceupdated: Fri Aug 06 2004 07:48:00

Pepsi has a drink for every occasion, whether it's trick-or-treating, sitting 'round the yule log or running for the border, offering two new holiday-themed soft drinks and a new Mountain Dew drink available only at Taco Bell.

CNNMoney: Taco Bell to play ball with MLBupdated: Fri Jun 18 2004 08:13:00

Major League Baseball has tapped Taco Bell as its first national fast-food sponsor since 1987, with a published report saying the sport picked it over a pitch from McDonald's.

Fortune: Yum Isn't Chicken Of China--Or Atkinsupdated: Mon Mar 08 2004 00:01:00

The past year has presented myriad threats for fast-food companies. Mad cow disease emerged for the first time in the U.S., and the diet industry's war on carbohydrates moved into high gear. Meanwh...

Fortune: Their 2 Cents' Worthupdated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

In medieval times monks cloistered in monasteries pondered ancient texts and scribbled with quill pens to find answers to such imponderables as how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. In th...

Money Magazine: The Other Highway 1 Think you know all about California's world-famous coastal drive? Think againupdated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

Like many people, I frequently travel to San Francisco and Los Angeles, either for business or to visit friends. But until recently, I had not driven between the two cities, a stretch renowned for ...

Fortune: July It's getting hot out there! So take off all ... the days you possibly can. Dell gathers in Austin, online updated: Mon Jul 07 2003 00:01:00

1 Call your assistant and tell him you're out of pocket for all July. Really, it's been far too long since you've properly celebrated Lasagna Awareness Month. While you're at it, send a shout-out u...

Fortune: I Want My CEO TV!updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

It was weird enough when Jeff Bezos popped up in ads for Taco Bell. But when Bill Gates recently made a special guest appearance on Frasier, it kept us up at night. What's to stop all of corporate ...

Fortune: This Hangover Is Brought to You By...updated: Mon Sep 03 2001 00:01:00

This fall, Chris Barrett and Luke McCabe will become the first corporate-sponsored college students. First USA Bank will pay their tuition at Pepperdine University and the University of Southern Ca...

Fortune: The Kids Are All Rightupdated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

If you live with a teenager, you may think he or she is a little peculiar. (Strange. Inscrutable. Maddening. Pick your adjective.) But here's something even more so: federal unemployment statistics...

Money Magazine: The Ratings Game How much stock should you put in stock, bond and fund rankings?updated: Mon Jan 01 2001 00:01:00

You can get ratings on just about anything these days--movies, wine, vacuum cleaners. Last March, Consumer Reports even rated supermarket taco dinners on the basis of "flavor and texture" scores as...

Money Magazine: Banana Republic How the Gorilla Game can make a monkey out of youupdated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

Stroll on by any message boards devoted to tech investing and you'll soon find investors arguing about gorillas, tornadoes and kings. No, these people aren't crazy. They're just Gorilla Gamers. Pro...

Fortune: Let's Not Get Lostupdated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

You'll always know where you are with Garmin's StreetPilot ColorMap GPS ($700; 800-800-1020;, the best and latest in portable navigation devices. Using the government's global-positi...

Money Magazine: Building A Brand On Wall Streetupdated: Sun Aug 01 1999 00:01:00

David Novak, vice chairman and president of Tricon, is no stranger to creating and promoting big-time brands. At PepsiCo, Novak worked on Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew and two of the chains that would b...

Fortune: The Type-A Executive Cultural Cheat Sheetupdated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

From the earliest cave art to the latest Taco Bell commercials, man has looked to the animal kingdom and said, "Yo quiero self-understanding." Here's our guide to the current literary menagerie.

Fortune: How Sony Created A Monster Sony spent $125 million to make Godzilla. Is it any good? Does it really matter? The studio has marshupdated: Mon Jun 08 1998 00:01:00

You eat breakfast. (Size does matter.) Read the paper. (Size does matter.) Drive to work. (Size does matter.) Grab some lunch, watch TV, pick up some groceries. (Size does matter, size does matter,...

Money Magazine: This Fast-Food Firm's Discarded Stock Figures To Fly A Finger-Lickin' 21%updated: Thu Jan 01 1998 00:01:00



There are three reasons to suspect that running PepsiCo's restaurant empire--due to be spun off as a stand-alone company this fall--is one of the most daunting jobs in corporate America. The first ...

Fortune: A VEGAN CEO'S TOP RESTAURANTSupdated: Mon Jun 09 1997 00:01:00

When you don't eat animals or anything derived from them, finding a place to graze in an unfamiliar town can be tough. Michael Koss, the vegan CEO of stereo speaker and headphone maker Koss Corp., ...


Ms. Cindy Crawford c/o PepsiCo Purchase, New York 10577 Dear Cindy,


Hungry? You've come to the right place. America has about 30,000 supermarkets, some 13,000 discounters selling food, 93,000 convenience stores, and about 400,000 fast-food joints, diners, and resta...

Money Magazine: HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM PESO-PUNISHED TELAFONOSupdated: Wed Feb 01 1995 00:01:00

Ah, the joys of international investing! Why, it's gotten so easy for Americans to buy stock of foreign companies that many investors have forgotten exactly what it is they're buying.

Fortune: SERVICE IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS On the front line of the new economy, service -- bold, fast, imaginative, and customized -- is tupdated: Mon Jun 27 1994 00:01:00

THE CRASH scene at the intersection of 40th Street and 26th Avenue in Tampa is chaotic and tense. The two cars are bent and battered. Their drivers and passengers are not bleeding, but they are sha...

Fortune: WHO'S GOT 3,200 JOBS TO FILL NOWupdated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

The FORTUNE 500 industrial companies, which have shed about a quarter of their work force over the past decade, may seem like bad bets for job hunters. But there are exceptions: -- Johnson Controls...

Fortune: WHY THE PRICE WARS NEVER END Companies trapped with investments too big to write off are being forced to chase market share at aupdated: Mon Mar 23 1992 00:01:00

THE ECONOMY STINKS, sales are drooping, and just when things can't get much worse, a rival cuts prices to steal market share. Your market share. The textbook says don't panic, just ride it out, mat...

Fortune: PEPSI KEEPS ON GOING AFTER NO. 1 Scrapping with Coca-Cola has produced a company with an attitude -- and record profits. Now it'updated: Mon Mar 11 1991 00:01:00

OUR GOAL is simply to be the best consumer products company in the world,'' says PepsiCo Chief Executive Wayne Calloway. Is he joking? Doesn't everybody know from the Coke vs. Pepsi battles that Ca...

Fortune: WHAT CUSTOMERS REALLY WANT It's service, service, service. But how do you give that to them during a labor shortage? The work foupdated: Mon Jun 04 1990 00:01:00

EVERY MANAGER should know by now that what the customer really wants is service. Personal service, the kind that is delivered by live bodies behind the sales counter, a human voice at the other end...

Fortune: THE BUILT-IN SAFETY OF TRIPLE-NET PARTNERSHIPSupdated: Mon Dec 05 1988 00:01:00

You may think that risk goes with limited partnerships as fleas go with dogs. But if you pick carefully, one breed of real estate partnership offers the safety of blue-chip stocks plus the generous...

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