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5 Best and Worst Moves in Business This Week

From a new Taco Bell menu item sure to soar, to a short-sighted activist taking aim at the Dell deal, here's a rundown of this week's best and worst moves in the business world.

PepsiCo Introduces a Mountain Dew Breakfast Drink

If you don't like coffee or tea, PepsiCo has a new breakfast drink that might perk you up. Kickstart has Mountain Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice and Vitamins B and C, along with an extra jolt of caffeine.

Is Chipotle Losing its Sizzle?

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the country's favorite quick-service chain, posted its quarterly results on Tuesday, and as respectable as its revenue growth might appear, there are some unappetizing trends hiding at the bottom of its bowl.

Marijuana Legalization: 3 Legit Angles to Profit From Pot

When talking about the groundbreaking pot legalization propositions that passed this month, news anchors can't seem to get through a sentence without giggling. But this is a serious issue, and presents investors with a serious chance to profit from the change in America's drug laws.

Domino's Now Serving Pan Pizza: Should Pizza Hut Be Worried?

Let the deep-dish pizza wars begin: Domino's rolled out pan pizza at nearly 5,000 U.S. stores Monday, seeking to grab a slice of Pizza Hut's customer base. The nation's biggest pizza joint says it isn't fretting over the No. 2 player's latest menu move. But maybe it should be.

Copycows: Burger King Menu Has It McDonald's Way ... Again

If imitation is the sincerest form of culinary flattery, Burger King is praising McDonald's playbook: The Home of the Whopper just rolled out some new menu items last week, and once again, many of them will seem awfully familiar to Mickey D's customers.

Lobster and Caviar Burgers? Wendy's Menu Goes Upscale in Japan

In the U.S., Wendy's popularity is based on such signature items as its fresh, square ground-beef patties and the Frosty. In Japan, where the fast food chain is looking to expand, it's taking a decidedly more upscale approach, with burger toppings such as lobster and caviar.

From Supersized to Super-Sighs: Is McDonald's Growth Era Over?

McDonald's is showing signs of weakness. Goldman Sachs downgraded it shares due to a slowdown in growth. And with challenges overseas and resurgent competition everywhere, things are unlikely to turn around anytime soon for the world's largest restaurant chain.McDonald's is showing signs of tarnish on the Golden Arches. Goldman Sachs downgraded its shares due to a slowdown in growth. And with challenges overseas and resurgent competition everywhere, things are unlikely to turn around anytime soon for the world's largest restaurant chain.

How This Fast Food Chain Is Eating McDonald's Lunch in Asia

The most popular Western-style, fast-food company in China right now is Yum! Brands, which operates Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC. In fact, Yum!'s operations in China dwarf McDonald's -- and looks like it'll repeat the feat in India too.

Why Yum! Took a Chance on Doritos Locos Tacos

Taco Bell's new Doritos Locos Taco hit restaurants last week, and it's already getting plenty of publicity -- and mockery. But whether it's a hit or a flop, expect more fast food mash-ups and bold blunders from the big chains.

Taco Bell's Doritos-Flavored Shells: Loco or Ingenioso?

The new iPad wasn't the only big thing to be unveiled last week: Taco Bell had a big launch, too -- a new taco shell that's made with Doritos nacho chips. Taco Bell is hoping consumers will scarf down "Doritos Locos Tacos" and drive a turnaround in its lackluster sales.

8 Brands That Blew the Most Money on Super Bowl Ads

Between 2002 and 2011, companies spent a whopping $2.5 billion on Super Bowl advertising; this year, a 30-second commercial cost an average of $3.5 million. But what do you get for all that cash. In the case of these eight major advertisers, not as much as they'd hoped.

9 Big Companies That Will Disappear in 2012

As surprising as it may seem to many of us when large corporations with familiar brands vanish suddenly from the scene, it happens. Major companies like Saab, Borders, and Countrywide -- just to same a recent few -- are now history. Who's next? Read on ...

Fast-Food Joints Stepping Up Menu Bargains in January

Fast-food companies face a two-headed monster after every New Year%u2019s Day: Diet resolutions and empty wallets. So purveyors of burgers, tacos, fried chicken and the like are getting aggressive, which means means a solid month of gooey, cheesy, melty deals.

Fast Food's Biggest Fans: Not Who You'd Think

You'd think that fast-food restaurants -- with their emphasis on value -- would appeal primarily to those at the lower end of the income scale. But according to a new national study, dining at McDonald's and its quick-serving competitors becomes more common as people make more money.

Fast Food: Filling Up Without Emptying Your Wallet

While many fast-food restaurants have added healthier options, most still focus on cheap, high-calorie, high-fat fare. But who provides the most calories per dollar? To find out where you can get the biggest bulge for your buck, we compared McDonald's, KFC and Taco Bell.

CEO Shuffle: Three Major Corporate Chiefs Step Down

Announcements made late Wednesday and early Thursday revealed that three large companies -- Wendy's, Costco, and Bank of New York Mellon -- are losing their CEOs. And while the first two cases sound like they'll result in smooth transitions, the third comes as something of a shock.