The restaurants are scheduled to be closed for part of February 8 for a "national team meeting", according to Chipotle Mexican Grill spokesman Chris Arnold. That sense of freshly prepared ingredients has been one of Chipotle's attractions as it has sought to distinguish itself from traditional fast-food chains.
USA benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in February climbed 34 cents at $29.76. Iran's potential new exports come at a time when global markets are already reeling from chronic oversupply as producers pump a million barrels or more of crude every day in excess of demand, pulling down crude prices by over 75 percent since mid-2014 and by over a quarter since the start of 2016.
Customers have sued Chipotle and the company was recently served with a subpoena by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations. In October and November, more than 50 people were sickened in nine states due to an E. coli outbreak traced to the chain. The remarks come after Chipotle's sales plunged 30 percent in December.
The last drawing was on January 9 and it marked the 19 drawing without a grand prize victor. Because the payout is based on sales, the prize grows as people rush for their chance at millions. To win the money, a ticket holder has to match all numbers on six balls selected. And back in 1994, voters chose to send lottery profits outside: 50 percent to Great Outdoors Colorado , 40 percent to the Conservation Trust Fund and 10 percent to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department.
Patti McFadden of Fort Myers, Fla., a lottery-playing veteran, said before Saturday's drawing that she visited multiple Powerball sellers to improve her chances. The lottery billboard on I-69 at Illinois Road displayed 999 million for Wednesday Powerball jackpot. By early evening Sunday, the store had sold $2,000 worth of tickets, owner Amer Singh Nijjar said.
Lower crude costs are helping boost returns for oil refiners in Asia, the region where most Middle Eastern crude is sold. In this case, the only chance for the Saudis would be the escalation of the situation in the Middle East. Wood Mackenzie's Macro Oils service forecasts continued global oversupply in the first half of 2016, Ann-Louise Hittle, Head of Macro Oils for Wood Mackenzie announced.