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Law360 reports that "a New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday signed off on a $9 million class action settlement resolving securities claims that senior executives at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. failed to disclose the grocery chain's financial problems shortly before it went into bankruptcy … Shareholders filed the lawsuit in 2011 alleging that A&P officers disseminated false and misleading statements that deceived investors about the condition of A&P's business, artificially inflated the company's stock price and enabled A&P to sell more than $430 million in debt on more favorable terms."

Advertising Age reports that Taco Bell is going national with its $1 "Cravings menu," which "includes11 items, including Beefy Fritos Burrito, Beefy Mini Quesadilla, Spicy Potato Soft Taco and a Caramel Apple Empanada."

The story says that "the company began testing the dollar menu last year when it was trying to find a way to replace its then-current value menu called 'Why Pay More.' That menu included items originally priced at 79 cents, 89 cents and 99 cents, though those prices increased to well north of a dollar over time.
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