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Why Analysts Are Concerned About Wage Hikes at McDonald’s

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) finally has delivered on higher wages. The move came with instant criticism as not being enough and not covering enough workers from those who are seeking ...
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McDonald’s Raises to Cost Nearly $200 Million

When McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced on Wednesday that it would raise wages for 90,000 employees who work in company-operated stores, it said that by July 1, 2015, McDonald’s will ...
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McDonald’s Pay Hike Covers a Fraction of Employees

For the 90,000 or so employees who work in its 1,500 company-operated U.S. stores, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) plans to boost the average pay to $9.90 per hour on July ...
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Amazon Launches Home Services Operation

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will help consumers clean, install electronics devices and take out the garbage. It is hard to imagine why Amazon would bother because this service is nearly ...
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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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