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Food truck fare, steakhouse fusions stoke US interest in Brazilian cuisine

Chefs are drawing on Brazilian influences to create modern dishes that blend Brazilian elements with current US food trends, and new concepts from Brazil are primed to enter the US market as interest in Latin American cuisine grows.


Last week's poll question: Do you believe storytelling is an important skill when it comes to making a sale?

Jay Clayton

Yellen plays the age card, Clayton re-defines efficiency, some hedge funds jobs dodge AI, and whodunit at the Philly Fed?

Best self

Your best self is when you’re living in alignment with your servant purpose and with your values and behaviors. You serve others nimbly, willingly and kindly, all the time.

What’s trending? From Pell Grants to states' ESSA plans, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Leaders make risk safe, as paradoxical as that might sound. They turn experiments into learning opportunities.


There are 7 types of bad decisions, each of which can cause distinct problems.

Tech Showcase roundup: June

Resources for coding, Chemistry top product spotlight

Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin

Bank bailouts in Italy, future bank bailouts in the US, Ethereum delirium amid bouncy house slip-and-slides, and the religion of CrossFit

Pure Batch baked goods on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Tales from the world of fancy food

Lidl’s US debut, Amazon’s big purchase and the future of Whole Foods

Stories about Amazon’s plan to acquire Whole Foods dominated the top 10 this week -- see what else caught readers’ attention.


We often get into action to satisfy our need for closure, not because we have the right action to pursue.


What banks can learn from Ryanair, the value of analyst research, precious metals and what light-touch regulaiton looks like.

Stress tests prove to be not so stressful, George Clooney toasts to a cool $1 billion, and green bonds feel some growing pains