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I Love (to Shop for) You: Valentine's Spending to Rise

Chances are, you'll be more generous with your honey this Valentine's Day than last. Consumer spending on the holiday is expected to exceed last year's levels, according to surveys from the National Retail Federation and American Express.

Food of Love: Valentine's Day Dining by the Numbers

A romantic dinner is a Valentine's Day staple, and lovebirds are once again making reservations to dine with their special someones. (And guys, you're running out of time!) So which are the top choices of cuisine, and how much will the check be when it comes to the table? Read on...

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.

Tough times if you wait tables

Tighter economic conditions are giving waitstaff a double whammy. Not only are food and gas prices rising rapidly, many who work in restaurants are...

Offbeat eateries -- Dinner in the Sky

Tired of the same old Applebee's and Cracker Barrel fare? Well, fortunately, you're living in the 21st century, where choice reigns. We've pulled...