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The Most Promising Dividends in Restaurants

 Dividend payers deserve a berth in any long-term stock portfolio. But seemingly attractive dividend yields are not always as fetching as they may appear. Let's see which companies in the restaurant industry offer the most promising dividends.

Can These Stocks Bounce Higher?

However hard the market slams a stock, there's always the chance it'll come bouncing right back. We'll consult our Motley Fool CAPS community to find shares on the rebound, examining one specific sector of the economy in search of companies with rising CAPS ratings.         

Chipotle Co-CEO Monty Moran: "The Magic of Chipotle Is Not Tied to Burritos"

 Last week, The Motley Fool hosted Chipotle (NYSE: CMG)co-CEO Monty Moran for a one-hour live chat with readers.


Options? Are You Nuts?!

So how about that stock market rally? You think the recent dip was a speed bump? Or are we looking at another big drop sometime soon?

McDonald’s faces lawsuit for luring kids with Happy Meal toys

Hamburger giant McDonald's Corp. has been sued by the 'Center for Science in the Public Interest' for luring children into eating harmful junk through Happy Meal toys.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Shares Dropped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

This Week's Rising Star Recommendations

 While one of our Fool writers was warning of irrational exuberance in the current market environment, our undaunted Rising Star analysts stormed ahead this week by buying seven stocks for their portfolios. Below, I've briefly summarized four of those recommendations and provided links to the three others.


The Best Stocks. Period.

 To determine the best stocks for new money, you need to know two things:

  1. How great is the company?
  2. What price is the market charging for that greatness?

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks of The Decade

 When thinking of dividend stocks, we tend to think of large, boring companies like Wal-Mart or United Parcel Service.These stalwarts will most likely be around in 10 years, still paying you that quarterly dividend, but they will probably never be huge winners. For instance, in this decade, both Wal-Mart and UPS aren't among the top 10 or even the top 100 dividend stocks of the past decade, as measured by total return to shareholders.


McDonald's bulks up Chicken Snack Wraps

Oak Brook -- U.S. restaurant chain McDonald's Corp. said it would begin testing a $3.99 version of the Chicken Snack Wrap, which now sells for $1.49.

The snack is to be tested as a burrito-size item called the Chicken Grande Wrap, which includes fried or grilled chicken, cucumber lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday.

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