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The government shutdown is tough on all sorts of businesses. Did you know the gridlock in Washington was harming hog farmers?
Brian Duncan raises hogs in Polo, Ill. He says nowadays, the going price for the sale of hogs in America is determined using a formula based on just a sampling of the nation's pig population.
Without the government data that produces that formula, producers are forced to use private source data to set the rate. And since that data is only based on different cuts of the hog -- hams, loins, ribs -- packers and producers are having to work backward in order to set prices.
"The value of each of those pieces is compiled and every day we see cut out data which equates back to the price of the hog," Duncan says. "We don't have slaughter data available to us. We don't know how many hogs are being killed a week."
Duncan says it's impossible to know whether he's getting paid too little -- or even too much -- for his hogs.
"We're really flying blind here," he says.
The government shutdown isn't just impacting federal employees in Washington. Workers in all kinds of industries are feeling the effects of the gridlock. On Monday, Lisa Goldenberg, president of the Delaware Steel Company in Pennsylvania, told Marketplace that in the manufacturing industry, working during the shutdown was "like being held hostage." Visit again later in the week to hear and read about other industries.
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When you think of someone dining out on an expense account, you probably think of something like Drago Centro in downtown Los Angeles. Men and women in business suits, seated at white table cloths, in what looks like a giant greenhouse. The soothing sound of water flows from a fountain while the waiter talks about the chef’s preparation of game birds. Today it’s pheasant, roasted shredded and served with demiglaze and sauted morels.
But it turns out that most people who eat on the boss’ dime aren’t having pheasant or pan seared Mediterranean Sea bass with cherry tomato cripsy polenta. They are eating Big Macs.
“It’s always interesting to me to see how much utilization there is of convenience stores and fast food for business travelers,” says Bob Neveu, the president of Certify.
Certify processes over $4 billion in expense account transactions a year. Every quarter it puts out a detailed report and the most recent one lists McDonald's as the second most expensed restaurant. Number one was Starbucks. Number three Subway, followed by Panera Bread, and rounding out the top five was HMS Host.
Most Expensed Restaurants | Infographics
“A lot of people will know HMS,” says Neveu, “they run a lot of the restaurants in a lot for the major airports.”
The fact that airport restaurants are in the top five could help to explain the results of this survey. People with business accounts are often on the go. As much as they would love to discuss quarterly sales projections over a vintage bottle of Cote De Nuits, there’s just no time.
Or they simply need Wi-Fi.
“That makes a big, big difference. If you have two restaurants and one you know has a Wi-Fi network that works and one doesn’t,” Neveu says there’s a good chance you will forgo the crème brûlée for a Starbucks cake pop if it means you can stream video. A work video, of course. Not the latest episode of "Game of Thrones."
Certify also keeps track of the ratings patrons give to each restaurant. At the top of the business traveler's list? Sandwich shop Jimmy John's, whose website notes its "freaky fast delivery," another crucial perk for the road-warrior clan.
Top 10 Rated Restaurants
1. Jimmy John's (Average rating: 4.4)
2. Chipotle (4.4)
3. Chick-Fil-A (4.3)
4. Panera Bread (4.2)
5. Dunkin’ Donuts (4.2)
6. Ruby Tuesday (4.2)
7. Buffalo Wild Wings (4.1)
8. Cracker Barrel (4.0)
9. Starbucks (3.9)
10. Outback Steakhouse (3.8)
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