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McDonald's Coffee Drinkers Most Loyal

McD's fans beat out Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks customers

(Newser) - It may be a burger chain, but McDonald’s is winning the battle for coffee customers’ devotion, a study finds. In a given month, just 29% of McDonald’s customers hit up Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee or breakfast. Meanwhile, 53% of Starbucks and Dunkin’ fans “roam,”... More »

Face-Reading Vending Machines Hit Japan

Contraptions offer drinks based on market research

(Newser) - Vending machines have officially entered the 21st century: A Japanese firm has developed a vending machine that determines your age and gender using facial-recognition software then recommends drinks based on your demographic, the Week reports. A man, for example, might get offered a “canned coffee drink” because men “... More »

Goldman to Insurers: Health Reform Will Hurt

Who knew Wall Street and teabaggers could agree?

(Newser) - Here's a reason for Goldman Sachs to be even more popular with the public: The investment bank has issued research on private health insurers advising that fighting off reform would best for their bottom line. Goldman takes as the “base” case passage of the bill that exited the Senate... More »

You Skipping Ads? TiVo Plans to Sell That Info

(Newser) - Watch out Nielsen, here comes TiVo. The company that allows you to skip ads and store shows on its digital video recorder plans to sell your viewing habits to stations and advertisers, USA Today reports. Unlike Nielsen, TiVo can sell second-by-second breakdowns of the shows and ads people watch. But... More »

Analyst Rules Could Use Some Analysis

It might be time to ease some of the restrictions

(Newser) - Frank Quattrone is back in the investment business and is taking on research rules, Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in the New York Times. Quattrone thinks Wall Street should try to remove the settlement that forced the separation of investment banking and research. The rules are “denying small companies the... More »

The Incredible Shrinking Rolling Stone

Countercultural icon debuts radical new look in October

(Newser) - Rolling Stone is about to debut its most radical change in the 41-year history of the countercultural icon. The magazine's traditional large format will shrink to a standard 8x11 size in October, and the staples will give way to a glued binding, reports the New York Times. More »

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