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McDonald’s Shares at 52-Week Low as August Sales Bomb

Same-store sales for McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) were bad in July and worse in August. The company reported Friday morning that U.S. same-store sales fell 2.8% year-over-year, that European sales ...
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Starbucks Launches Super-Premium, Express Store Formats

It’s a busy day in Seattle. Coffee and tea merchant Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced Friday morning that the company will open its first Roastery and Tasting Room by December ...
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Pollo Loco

What to Expect From El Pollo Loco Earnings Debut

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) is set to report its first formal earnings report since coming public on Thursday after the market closes. Investors are eager to see what ...
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Neff Corp. Files for IPO

Neff Corporation has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to conduct an initial public offering (IPO). There were no terms given for the offering, but its filing ...
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The Risks to Travel Sites: Providers No Longer Allow Price Comparisons

The online travel business is both one of the oldest e-commerce sectors and one of its better growing sectors as well. In the United States, online travel sales totaled $111 ...
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How Warren Buffett Is Helping Burger King and Tim Horton Merger

A conference call is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, at which the CEOs of Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) and Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) will discuss the ...
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New McDonald’s U.S. President Returning to His Roots

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced on Friday that Mike Andres will replace retiring McDonald’s U.S. president Jeff Stratton who has spent 41 years under the Golden Arches. Andres has plenty ...
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Disney Leads 2014 Movie Box Office Sweepstakes

Of the top 10 grossing movies so far this year, the Buena Vista Studio owned by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) claims three titles, while Time Warner Inc.’s (NYSE: ...
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US Postal Service Grows Revenues, But Costs Rise Faster

The U.S. Postal Service ended the June 30, 2014 quarter with a net loss of $2.0 billion. This compares to a net loss of $740 million for the same quarter ...
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Priceline Disappointing Forecast May Offer a Chance to Buy the Dip

The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) reported second quarter 2014 results before markets opened Monday morning. The online travel and hotel reservation company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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McDonald’s Sales Tank in July, Stock Takes Aim at New 52-Week Low

Same-store sales for McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) could have been worse in July but it’s really hard to see how. The company reported Friday morning that U.S. same-store sales fell ...
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Wendy’s Earnings and Franchise Sales Keeping Its Turnaround Alive

Wendy’s Co. (NASDAQ: WEN) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The fast-food restaurant chain posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.09 on revenues of $523.4 million. In ...
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Will Labor Uprisings Deter New Restaurant Franchises or Hurt Sales?

The pressure for higher wages in low-cost labor has been front and center in the fast-food and casual dining industry. A recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ...
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ITT Educational Services Goes From Bad to Worse

ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE: ESI) was absolutely clobbered on Monday. Things are bad enough that this is no longer just a 52-week low concern. Things have been bad for ...
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Realogy Stumbles on Earnings and Is About to Face Tougher Competition

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Monday. The real-estate broker franchise operator reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter of $0.46 and ...
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