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April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849190
  You’d be forgiven if, after hearing the CEO of Chipotle describe its first ShopHouse Asian Kitchen restaurant concept that was opened in DuPont Circle a few years ago, you agreed with the cohort of Wall Street’s finest that declared ShopHouse might become the ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849191
2016 Editor’s Note:
  The switch to all-holiday music has started, and while we have not heard much new, it has, so far, been mercifully light on the Michael BublĂ© and ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849192
 Chipotle reports next week and we’ll finally get to see how the company’s â€śbuzz-worthy” (their word, not ours) marketing efforts (like the online game “Friend or Faux,” the “Chiptopia” rewards program, and the ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849193
 Back in May—that’s less than two months ago—the Chief Marketing Officer of Mattress Firm (ticker: MFRM; Tangible Book Value Negative $30.32 Per Share if our Bloomberg is correct)—was asked how business had started the new year.  “It continues to be ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849189
Amazon today began targeting low-income shoppers with price cuts to its Prime membership program.   Apple yesterday jumped into the voice-controlled home speaker business to compete with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home.  Google’s Waymo self-driving vehicles ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849188
Potbelly shares moving higher in recent trade following report that activist might seek sale of the company—Briefing.com June 21, 2017 


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849185
            A friend of mine did something recently that he’d never done before: he used Lyft instead of Uber on a business trip.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849186
Chipotle (pronounced chi-POAT-lay) reports second quarter earnings this week, and far more interesting than the earnings themselves—quarterly reports are, after all, backward-looking—will be whatever management chooses to divulge about the impact of last week’s norovirus outbreak at ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849187
The Wimbledon tennis tournament, which starts Monday, will use IBM's 


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849184

2017 Editor’s Note:“I still remember that moment the first time Ringo played with ...