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A strong economy, but weak consumers

Despite low unemployment, real wages simply haven’t grown all that much, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

The economy is booming, but there are big risks

Improving wages and tax cuts are yielding more spending, but consumers' lack of savings makes for a shaky foundation.

But the industry’s rate of hiring has slowed in recent months.

But even in weak sectors, restaurants with the right combination of factors can win market share.

Anti-U.S. sentiment could hurt American brands eager to expand in Asia, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The industry added no jobs amid a tight labor market and weak sales.

But companies at the ICR Conference reveal the industry’s conflicting challenges regarding sales.

But the industry’s hiring was slower in 2017 than it was in 2016.

As the presidential candidates take their marks, it’s restaurant issues that are on the line.

The differences lie in how committed the markets are to fostering growth and keeping taxes in check.