Marketplace PM for October 12, 2006
Gas prices: down. Deficit: shrinking. All the good news had commentator and economist Austan Goolsbee feeling pretty good — until he poked into the government's numbers.
Wendy's announced today it's selling the Mexican grill chain to a group of investors for the bargain price of about $31 million — a fraction of the $275 million the burger chain paid for it in 2002. Sarah Gardner asks how Baja Fresh went stale.