Good Day, Bad Day
Good beans, good fortune
GOOD DAY FOR: Good beans, as fewer coffee drinkers are buying supermarket brands like Folgers or Maxwell House. But fewer young people are drinking coffee, too: only 37 percent of U.S. 18- to 24-year-olds drink java today, compared with 60 percent of adults 40 to 59, and 74 percent of those 60 and older. (BusinessWeek.com)
BAD DAY FOR: Good fortune, as New York-based cookie maker Wonton Food is stuffing dire advice in many of its fortune cookies. The company says its new messages—such as “Today is a disastrous day. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”—are supposed to be more contemporary and “value added.” (The New York Times, free registration required)
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