Dunkin Donuts just cut 10 menu items at stores in New England. Many sandwiches, flavor shots, and even doughnut flavors will be eliminated.

A few short months after Dunkin’ Donuts eliminated a dozen doughnut flavors at thousands of stores around the country, the fast food chain is slashing its menu in the heart of Dunkin’ Donuts country—New England and upstate New York.
Investors in stocks may want to pay attention to the daily craziness in the land of cryptcurrencies bitcoin and ripple.

"The most egregiously overvalued sectors [of the stock market] will be hurt if bitcoin were to crash, absolutely there will be contagion," said Danielle DiMartino Booth in an interview with TheStreet.
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may issue its first U.S. dollar-denominated bond by the end of June this year, according to a state media report on Sunday citing the bank's treasurer Soren Elbech.
The global economy ended 2017 on a buoyant note, according to PMI survey data. Current business activity growth gained momentum and rising inflows of new orders suggest that business will start 2018 on the front foot. The brighter outlook and signs of stretched capacity led to the largest rise in employment for a decade. Price pressures meanwhile remained elevated, reflecting improved pricing power amid robust demand.
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of January 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year. The sale of up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco, expected to go ahead in the second half of 2018, is a centerpiece of Vision 2030, an ambitious reform plan to reduce the dependence of the Saudi economy on oil. The plan is championed by Saudi crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
The candy business is a mess for Nestle (NASDAQOTH:NSRGY), which recently said it intends to unload its U.S. confectionery segment by the end of March. Although it has contemplated making the move since the beginning of 2017, it recently concluded a strategic review of the unit and decided it had to go.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average burst through the 25,000 point mark Thursday, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000.
The Dow passed five 1,000-point barriers in 2017 on its way to a 25 percent gain for the year, as an eight-year rally since the Great Recession continued to confound skeptics.

Strong global economic growth and good prospects for higher company earnings have analysts predicting more gains, although the market may not stay as calm as it has been recently.
International catering firm Compass Group said CEO Richard Cousins and four of his family members died when their aircraft crashed in Australia.
Amid Blackstone Group Vice Chairman Byron Wien's 2018 prediction of a 10% pullback in the S&P 500, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer questions whether investors are ready for such a correction.
U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc AAL.O and Southwest Airlines Co LUV.N said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.
Financial imbalances including those in credit markets and cryptocurrencies will shadow the U.S. economy in 2018, says a Goldman economist.
RIYADH: The Saudi Ground Services Co. (SGS), which specializes in providing logistic support for aircraft, featured on its Snapchat account a video in which women are seen attending a training session. The video shows instructors motivating the young women and speaking about the courses they have taken to guide them into their new roles as ground service technicians.
Royal Dutch Shell and Barclays Bank said they would take large charges attributable to the U.S. tax overhaul—joining a parade of global firms in recent days disclosing how American tax-bill changes will affect their bottom line.
'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.
LONDON: The rising stars of Saudi fashion may soon have more reasons to strut their stuff at home as much as abroad. The Arab Fashion Council’s plans to open a regional office in Riyadh, which is set to stem the exodus of design talent and spur the growth of creative industries in the Kingdom. With few platforms for fashion at home, aspiring Saudi designers have typically gone to Dubai, or further afield to Europe and the US to achieve their ambitions.
RIYADH: The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced on Saturday that more than 200,000 visitors enjoyed 42 various tourist activities and functions in the Riyadh region in 2017, while some 40,000 students took part in 33 school trips. Abdul Aziz Al-Hasan, director of SCTH, Riyadh region, said his office issued licenses to 975 travel offices and 1,407 accommodation facilities, including hotels and furnished apartments, this year.
After being battered by political turmoil this year, Qatari shares are set to start the next one near their cheapest levels relative to emerging-market peers since early 2010.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that passengers traveling on its airlines to the United...
With so much volatility there is arguably limited value in reporting the ups and downs of the cryptocurrency.

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell by about 10% to a value of $15,800 (£11,810).

"It has plunged," a colleague said. "Should we do a story?"

Business journalists (or at least some of them) will debate passionately whether something is indeed a plunge, a dive, or merely a fall, a dip or a retreat. It's what makes us great company at parties.

And sure, a 10% movement downwards would usually fall into one of the more dramatic descriptions.

But to give it some perspective, Bitcoin dropping to $15,800 on 20 December took it to its lowest level since, well, 11 December.

Which means we are not debating the terminology, but whether or not we should report, blow-by-blow, how Bitcoin is performing at all.
The ride-hailing firm had argued that it was an information society service.
RIYADH: King Salman on Tuesday announced Saudi Arabia’s largest ever budget spending projection despite slightly lowering the deficit forecast for 2018. Expenditure is estimated at SR978 billion ($260.8 billion) for the next fiscal year, the king said during the annual budget announcement.
LONDON: The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) is set to offer regulated short selling, with seven brokerage firms having already applied for licenses. But experts predict the sector will grow slowly, in line with subdued take-up in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. The move — intended to boost liquidity in the stock market — will see investors able to sell stocks they do not own, profiting if prices drop rather than increase. DFM follows the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and the Saudi stock market, Tadawul, in offering regulated short selling.
The Commission says Ikea may have been given an unfair tax advantage in the Netherlands.
Amazon is demanding that one of its main grocery delivery partners radically changes how it treats its workers after The Telegraph uncovered a punitive regime that left many drivers earning less than the minimum wage.
Jason Karp, the head of $3.4 billion hedge fund Tourbillon Capital, is preaching patience.

The firm's global master fund had a net return of -1.3% in the third quarter, according to the letter, and is now down about -7.4% this year through October, according to a separate client update seen by Business Insider. The fund had been down about -5% after fees for the first nine months, a document shows. Its long-only fund was up about 10%.
The modular or flat-pack home - often associated with low-cost accommodation - is being transformed by a Filipino entrepreneur.