SAN DIEGO Jack in the Box Inc. on Tuesday said third-quarter sales started strong but deteriorated rapidly as consumers continued to cut back on spending and competitors across all segments offered deep discounts to lure in diners. Margin-improvement initiatives helped boost earnings for the San Diego-based chain during the third quarter, but the company expects same-store sales to continue to be negative for the remainder of the fiscal year.For the quarter ended July 5, San Diego-based Jack ...

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