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As Good As I Could Be: A Memoir of Raising Wonderful Children in Difficult Times, by Susan Cheever (Simon & Schuster, 192 pp., $23) Having thrown out all the old rules about raising children, today’s parents must “make it up as they go along”-which leaves a lot of room for mistakes. Susan Cheever has been […]

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Keep your eyes on your latte: forget Burger King, McDonald’s is now taking aim at Starbucks

When Jim Cantalupo took over as CEO of McDonald’s in 2003, he was looked to as the man to save the world’s largest restaurant chain. McDonald’s had just recorded its first-ever quarterly loss and sales were slipping badly. Cantalupo set to orchestrating a crucial turnaround. Then, just a year later, at a convention for franchisees […]

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