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April 22, 2015 10:12 PM McDonald's closing hundreds of locations: Faltering arches await fix strategy?

McDonald’s is closing hundreds of its restaurants as the sagging economy and the many competitors out there have taken its toll on the fast-food giant. The golden arches came down for 350 of the McDonald’s restaurants already this year, but there are 700 locations on the chopping block all together, so another 350 McDonald’s will disappear. The McDonald’s 97

April 22, 2015 9:53 PM McDonald's Earnings Slide Could Be Function of Economics

Wednesday’s sluggish McDonald’s earnings report could actually be a healthy sign for the domestic economy. The fast food chain – hailed as “recession proof” as it gained during the most recent economic downturn – is slipping as Americans find themselves increasingly better situated to pursue options they perceive as more healthy. Global sales at McDonald’s 40

April 19, 2015 1:02 PM Stocks: Time for a big check-up this week

Corporate America is getting its pulse taken this week. A flood of big-name brands from Starbucks (SBUX) to Facebook (FB, Tech30) will announce earnings, which could send stocks in a tizzy. Investors always want good news, but they are especially on edge after the Dow's 279 point drop Friday. There are two major themes popping up again and again in earnings 101

April 18, 2015 12:03 PM In New Orleans, Young Lives Adrift

On weekend afternoons, Craig Adams Jr. plays for tourists on the streets of the French Quarter. He gigs with different bands, bringing whatever's needed: trumpet, trombone, saxophone — he plays six or seven instruments in all. There's a white plastic bucket on the sidewalk so people can drop in cash as they browse the T-shirts and Mardi Gras masks 40

April 15, 2015 8:43 PM Will A $15 Wage Help McDonald's Make Better Burgers And Fries Or Break The Iconic Franchise?

Hiking wages to $15 hour—as protesters around the country demand—will have a mixed impact on McDonald’s. On the one hand, it will help the company hire and retain better-skilled employees, and do a better job serving burgers and fries. On the other hand, it could fuel a “civil war” between the parent company (the franchiser) and the franchisees which 93

April 15, 2015 1:00 PM "Fight for 15" and America's Minimum Wage Debate

A few weeks back, when Walmart announced plans to raise its starting pay to $9 per hour, I wrote a column saying this was just the beginning of what would be a growing movement around raising wages in America. Today marks a new high point in this struggle, with tens of thousands of workers set to join walkouts and protests in dozens of cities including 102

April 14, 2015 4:53 PM Sign of the times: Hillary goes to Chipotle, not McDonald's

Bill Clinton loved a Big Mac and fries but it looks like Hillary is a fan of burrito bowls and beans. The stop made headlines because the former First Lady went unrecognized by customers and was only picked up by surveillance cameras. There are countless pictures of Bill, short shorts and all, stopping by McDonald's (MCD) in the 1990s. But Hillary's 106

April 14, 2015 2:44 PM Some McDonald’s offering free McMuffins for Taco Bell breakfast receipt

McDonald’s seems worried. At some locations, burger chain is now offering a free egg McMuffin to customers who present a Taco Bell receipt with one of their breakfast items, reports Business Insider. The promotion, which appears to be limited to northeast Pennsylvania locations, appears to be running through April 17. "Clearly, at least some McDonald's 130

April 14, 2015 11:53 AM KFC 'dreadful,' says man who brought franchise to Britain

KFC isn't what it used to be. The man who brought Kentucky Fried Chicken to Britain decades ago now says the food there is "dreadful" and pledged never to eat at the fast-food joint again. Raymond Allen opened the first KFC franchises in the United Kingdom after a chance encounter with Harlan "the Colonel" Saunders 50 years ago in Chicago, according 96

April 10, 2015 9:49 PM General Electric Breakup Proof Activist Hedge Funds Aren't Always Needed

Jeff Immelt’s re-engineering of General Electric General Electric, his divestiture of hundreds of billions of dollars of assets ranging from mortgages and consumer loans to broadcast media and household appliances, and his reinvestment in core businesses like energy and aviation shows methodical change can happen at America’s largest companies without 163