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Is Apollo Education Doomed?

Over the course of the last few years, there has been a noticeable downward trend in for-profit education. Some may be self-inflicted, but some of the decline has been an ...
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McDonald’s Fails to Halt Sales Drop

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) on Monday morning announced same-store sales for February, and while the global decline of 1.7% is a bit better than January’s decline of 1.8%, U.S. sales ...
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Why Analysts May Now Prefer McDonald’s Over Yum Brands

According to some analysts, there appears to be a changing of the guard in the fast-food world as McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is taking the place of Yum! Brands Inc. ...
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Why Analysts Are Not Impressed With Shake Shack

The quiet period for Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) has officially ended, and analysts are taking a perspective similar to the stock’s performance following its initial public offering (IPO). The ...
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Will New Darden CEO Turn Olive Garden Around?

Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced Monday morning that interim CEO Eugene Lee has been permanently appointed to the role he has held since last October. Lee replaced Clarence Otis, ...
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Is Kickstarter Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel?

Kickstarter was set up as a means for small creative projects to raise money. If the odds that measure the success rate of new businesses holds true with these projects, ...
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Can McDonald’s Afford to Raise Worker Pay?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) raised minimum worker pay to $9 an hour, which should rise to $10 next year. By some estimates, Wal-Mart's plan will cost it $1 billion a ...
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Can Shake Shack Turn a Profit in Japan?

Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) announced that it, together with its Japanese licensee, will open the first-ever Shake Shack in Tokyo in 2016. However, investors do not appear to be ...
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Are Orbitz Shareholders Getting Enough in Expedia Buyout?

Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) announced before Thursday’s trading that it would acquire Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: OWW). The transaction will be for $12.00 per share all in cash, ultimately giving a ...
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McDonald’s Sales Dip Nearly 2% in January

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) on Monday morning announced same-store sales for January, and about the only good thing to say about the numbers is that they’re not a lot worse ...
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US Postal Service Losses $754 Million

The results of the U.S. Postal Service's ongoing surrender to e-mail, United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS), FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and its own inefficiency showed again when it posted ...
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Yum Brands Earnings Hobbled by China Issues

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results after markets closed on Wednesday. For the quarter, the fast-food restaurant operator posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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What to Look for in Yum! Brands Earnings

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) will report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings Thursday before the market opens. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates for $0.66 in quarterly earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Chipotle Earnings Hammered by Same-Store Sales Guidance

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported fourth-quarter and full-year results after the market closed Tuesday. The fast casual restaurant chain reported quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.84 ...
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MaxPoint Files for IPO

MaxPoint Interactive Inc. has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing, but ...
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