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Rising Coffee Prices Threaten Profits

Since the end of January, coffee futures have jumped from around $1.20 a pound to trade near $2.16 a pound on Wednesday for July futures. Coffee prices have not been ...
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McDonald’s Earnings Disaster

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The fast-food restaurant chain posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.21 on revenues of $6.7 billion. In ...
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McDonald’s to Dress Up Some Chinese Restaurants

In 2013, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) opened 275 new restaurants in China, more than a third of all new stores the company opened that year. In 2014, the company plans ...
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An Increase in Minimum Wage Could Cost Business $15 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office released a report that claims that an increase in the national minimum wage to $10.10 will cost American businesses $15 billion in 2017. The debate about ...
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Ronald McDonald Replaced by Farmer Dirk

Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), has been mothballed. He began to make appearances for the fast-food giant in 1963. Although the company claims he still exists ...
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Minnesota Raises Minimum Wage

Yet one more state is about to raise the minimum wage. At the current rate at which states are taking this action, the move by some members of Congress to ...
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The 5 Stocks That Ignored the Sell-Off

April 10, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday and could do nothing to turn the tide. Healthcare stocks led the drop, with financials close behind. Two major financial stocks report ...
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No Big Macs for Crimea; No Tacos for Putin

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) will close its three restaurants in Crimea, saying that it is “currently evaluating potential business and regulatory implications which may result from the evolving situation” in ...
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Starbucks Slashes Prices on Coffee

For some reason, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has slashed prices on some coffee and coffee products between April 1 to April 7. The coffee shop chain did not give any ...
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The 4 Stocks That Pushed Markets Higher

March 28, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday on hopes for more government stimulus to the economies of Japan and Europe. There might also have been some investors looking to ...
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McDonald’s Offers Free Coffee!

Among fast-food restaurants the competition right now is fiercest over breakfast menus. To fight back against a threat from Taco Bell, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is giving away free coffee ...
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McDonald’s Loses Its COO — an Early Retirement

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is announcing a management change. While most investors focus on CEO or Chairman replacements, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is often the person who is most ...
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Starbucks to Give Customers What They Want — Booze!

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been testing alcohol sales at some 40 of the company's 11,500 U.S. stores, and the coffee purveyor said it is ready now to begin rolling ...
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Starbucks Targets $100 Billion Market Value

Howard Schultz, the ambitious founder and CEO of Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX), believes the coffee company can have a market value of $100 billion, about twice its current level. He ...
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The 5 Stocks That Dragged Down the Market on Wednesday

March 19, 2014: Markets opened lower on Wednesday and closed even lower after Janet Yellen’s debut as chairwoman of the U.S Federal Reserve. The major change is that the Fed ...
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