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01/30/2017 - Midnight Reads – Goodbye, Ruby Tuesdays: Why Times Are So Tough for Restaurants

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesdays: Why Times Are So Tough for Restaurants
– The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
One government index shows that while grocery prices fell by 2.2 percent last year, restaurants have increased their prices an average of 2.4 percent. As a result, the difference between the cost of going out to eat and the cost of eating at home is greater than it has been in 30 years. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch explores this “perfect storm” that is striking the restaurant industry.

Trump Could Really Mess Up Mexico’s Economy
– FiveThirtyEight
It’s estimated that Mexican workers in America, many in entry level jobs, send 2 billion dollars back to their families in Mexico every month. That steady stream of cross-border money might be in jeopardy as part of President Trump’s plan to make Mexico pay for a border wall. FiveThirtyEight looks at the potential impacts of this dynamic on Mexico’s economy and those US-based workers.

Go Ahead, Write a Check for Your Coffee, I’ve Got All Day
– The Wall Street Journal
Despite the relentless march of electronic payments and debit cards, Americans still write about 17 billion checks, infuriating everyone in line, especially baffled millennials.

Trump 101: What He Reads and Watches
– Axios
What kind of news is Donald Trump reading and watching? Axios explores the media consumption habits of the new President of the United States.