1. Bummer

    Taxes Bite Olive Garden Sales

    First came Walmart, then came Darden Restaurants, proprietor of middle-brow restaurants chains like Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Longhorn Steakhouse. The company said that a triple-whammy of harsh winter weather, rising gas taxes, and higher payroll taxes are putting a dent in customer traffic and earnings.

    Read it at CNBC