Miscellaneous

It was reported a number of weeks ago, but Dunkin’ is still rockin’ it when it comes to the top franchises in the nation. The annual ranking of the top 500 Franchises in the country, from Entrepreneur Magazine, had Dunkin’ locked in at #2, trailing only Taco Bell. Only one other traditional QSR came in…

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Top 10 States for Foreclosures

There’s no humor in this top 10 list: The states hardest hit by foreclosure. Bankrate.com reports that it’s especially unfunny for homeowners and agents in Nevada, Florida, California and Arizona, who’ve languished in the top four for most of the real estate recession. “Those states had similar scenarios,” says Rick Sharga, senior vice president of RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks U.S. foreclosures. “They all had unsustainably high home prices and had many buyers who really couldn’t afford them — most with toxic mortgages — followed by (downturn-related) unemployment.”

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