Here are five developments from 2014, including one from just last month, that shouldn't be forgotten as the calendar changes.
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Ask any number of restaurant executives for a peek at their New Year’s resolutions and, chances are, finding a way to give a much-needed jolt to traffic will top most lists. That was the same force behind many of the plays drawn up this year by several industry all-stars. Their wins and losses offer a starting point for next year’s game plans.