food and drink

Saving Money at Summer Music Festivals: Tips from the Experts

Music festival season is here again, promising sun, fun and amazing musical combinations. But even with discounts, the costs can quickly add up. So we polled insiders and experts for their best tips on enjoying the music without emptying your wallet.

Savings Experiment: Freezers

Freezers don't come with an expiration date, but you don't have to wait to upgrade until you feel like the only one on your block with an old fashioned ice box.

Savings Experiment: Coffee

There are those of us who should not be allowed in public without having a cup of coffee first. That said, java is also an expensive habit. Luckily, you can have your cup and drink it too by cutting certain corners. Read on to find out how to get your fix for less.

Savings Experiment: Turkey Leftovers

You can't pick your family, but you can pick your Thanksgiving turkey. And if you keep Thanksgiving leftovers, you can pick at it again and again.

Bagging the Best Deals at the Grocery Store

When it comes to saving money on groceries, using coupons can cut your bill in half. But in this fast-paced digital age, who has time to find the deals? We've consulted the coupon experts to help you save money on food without giving up your social life.

Starbucks to Make Announcement on Single-Serve Coffee

Starbucks (SBUX) said it will soon make a major announcement about a new product for the single-serve market. The company is preparing for the expiration of its agreement with Kraft Foods (KFT), Reuters reported. Under the terms of the agreement, which expires March 1, Starbucks provides coffee for Kraft%u2019s Tassimo one-cup home brewer.

Senators Propose a New Law to Address Drug Shortages

Health care providers have been reporting unprecedented shortages of prescription drugs, including vital medications such as chemotherapies and antibiotics. Under current law, the FDA has no power to act, so two senators have introduced a bill to help government get a handle on the problem.

Chipotle Fires Hundreds of Workers Amid Immigration Probe

Chipotle (CMG), the chain restaurant serving Mexican food, fired hundreds of workers in Minnesota after receiving notice from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had "suspect documents." The ICE began its probe of Chipotle in Minnesota, where the company employs about 1,200 workers, The Wall Street Journal reported. The probe has since spread to Chipotle restaurants in Virginia and Washington, DC.

McDonald's to Boost Prices on Some Menu Items

McDonald's will increase prices on some items in the U.S. this year in response to rising commodity prices that are boosting food costs, Chicago Breaking Business reported, citing remarks the company made on its earnings conference call Monday.

Can Cupcake-Maker Crumbs Hit the Sweet Spot?

Jason Bauer, CEO of the popular Crumbs Bake Shop, isn't worried about competition in the cupcake business. In fact, he welcomes it. But with his company going public and plans in place to expand from 34 stores to 200, can he avoid the pitfalls of other dessert companies that rose too fast and fell?