...“I feel good about the luxury consumer,” Mr. Sadove of Saks said.

Congress Blocks New School Lunch Standards (NY Times)
Food companies including ConAgra, Coca-Cola, Del Monte Foods and makers of frozen pizza like Schwan argued that the proposed rules would raise the cost of meals and require food that many children would throw away.      
Coney Island game booths get the pink slips (Brooklyn Paper)

But it's Christmas now, at least!  At Starbucks, employees already have on their Santa hats, & are listening to endless loops of Yuletide cheer, & the booths in Bryant Park & Union Square (it's OK to take away public space for commerce) are ready to go.  Deck the halls!