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    McDonald's Old CEO to Get $3 Million for Consulting -- Update

    DJ Business News – 5:32 PM ET 03/03/2015

    McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said its former chief executive will receive $3 million under a one-year consulting agreement, while his replacement saw a 69% increase to his base salary. Former CEO Don Thompson, who retired effective Sunday, will receive two $1.5 million payments, one in September and another in March, the company said in a filing Tuesday. The fast-food chain, struggling amid declining sales and menu changes, said on Jan. 28 that Mr.

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    McDonald's to chase millennials and 'influencers' all the way to South by Southwest

    MarketWatch – 3:55 PM ET 03/03/2015

    NEW YORK-- Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. (MCD) is hoping is first-ever sponsorship of the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, will "generate awareness" of its digital initiatives and will help it build relationships with entrepreneurs and "influencers," according to spokeswoman Becca Hary. Hary declined to specify how much McDonald's (MCD) is spending on the event, which began in 1987 as a music festival and has since spawned film and interactive-media offshoots.

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    PRESS DIGEST- Canada- March 3

    Reuters – 6:42 AM ET 03/03/2015

    The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. THE GLOBE AND MAIL. ** The Canadian government is actively searching for a new top military commander to succeed General Tom Lawson after he asked that his three-year appointment not be extended.

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    McDonald's New Chief Plots Counter Attack

    DJ Business News – 8:00 PM ET 03/01/2015

    McDonald's Corp. (MCD)' s new chief executive has set expectations high for change at the world's biggest restaurant chain. Now he'll have to deliver. Steve Easterbrook assumed command of the Golden Arches on Sunday, replacing Don Thompson, who retired.

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    Coffee's hot as IPO could value India's Cafe Coffee Day at $1 bln

    Reuters – 7:21 AM ET 02/27/2015

    The firm behind Cafe Coffee Day, India's biggest homegrown coffee chain, is set for a market debut that could value it at almost $1 billion, even as the country's burgeoning cafe culture draws global giants Starbucks (SBUX) and McDonald's (MCD). Cafe Coffee Day, a cafe pioneer in India, aims to list a 20 percent stake, raising roughly $200 million, within the next quarter, sources with direct knowledge of t...

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    Diner Dash: Del Frisco's vs. Darden

    MarketWatch – 6:01 PM ET 02/26/2015

    While sit-down eateries have had it tough for the past several years, some have been thriving. Aside from serving the right type of cuisine, the recipe for success has been to target well-off customers. Now the pendulum may be swinging the other way.

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    McDonald's accused of dodging $1.13 billion in European taxes

    MarketWatch – 8:06 AM ET 02/25/2015

    McDonald's Corp. (MCD) has deliberately avoided paying about 1 billion euros in European tax by diverting revenue via a Luxembourg-based subsidiary, labor unions and a campaigning charity said Tuesday. Over five years from 2009 to 2013, the fast-food giant paid EUR16 million in tax, on cumulative revenue of EUR3.7 billion from restaurants in major markets such as France and Germany, they said in their report "Unhappy Meal". "We call on the European Commission and respective national...

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    Australia, US race to satisfy insatiable, and lucrative, quinoa appetite

    Reuters – 8:00 AM ET 02/25/2015

    Australia and the United States, two of the world's biggest wheat exporters, are racing to become mass producers of the South American "super food" quinoa and tap a gluten-free market expected to be worth more than $6 billion by 2018.

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    Unions, charity accuse McDonald's of avoiding $1.1 billion in tax

    Reuters – 7:01 AM ET 02/25/2015

    Labor unions and a charity accused fast food chain McDonald's (MCD) of avoiding around 1 billion euros in tax between 2009 and 2013 by routing revenues through a Luxembourg unit and called on the European Commission to investigate.

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    Unions, charity accuse McDonald's of avoiding 1 bln euros in tax

    Reuters – 6:56 AM ET 02/25/2015

    Labour unions and a charity accused fast food chain McDonald's of avoiding around 1 billion euros in tax between 2009 and 2013 by routing revenues through a Luxembourg unit and called on the European Commission to investigate.

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    Exclusive: Despite wage hike, some Walmart shareholders seek change

    Reuters – 1:05 AM ET 02/25/2015

    - A prominent investor in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) is pushing ahead with a campaign to link a portion of executive compensation to staff motivation, a sign that the retailer's wage hike last week won't end outside pressure over employee pay and benefits.

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    VA Secretary Apologizes for Claim He Was in Special Forces--Update

    DJ Business News – 7:10 PM ET 02/24/2015

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald reached out to veterans groups Tuesday to apologize for claiming he had served in the military's special forces, moving quickly to prevent the gaffe from turning into an issue that could derail his efforts to overhaul the agency. McDonald called some groups, held a news conference and met in the afternoon with the American Legion to address the claim he made during a brief conversation earlier this year with a homeless man as he...

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    Brazilian Unions Sue McDonald's Franchisee

    DJ Business News – 5:11 PM ET 02/24/2015

    SAO PAULO--A group of Brazilian unions are suing McDonald's Corp. (MCD)' s Latin America franchisee, Arcos Dorados (ARCO), alleging labor law violations that include paying less than the minimum wage and prohibiting employees from taking required breaks. The National Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality Workers, or Contratuh, filed the suit Monday in a labor court in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, with the backing of several other unions. The unions asked the court to force Arcos Dorados...

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    Brazil unions sue McDonald's operator on pay, rules

    Reuters – 11:48 AM ET 02/24/2015

    Brazilian unions have filed suit alleging that the largest operator of McDonald's restaurants in Latin America violates Brazil's labor laws, a case that could lead to fines of up to 30 percent of annual sales.

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    U.S. West Coast ports to begin tackling backlog after labor deal

    Reuters – 4:31 PM ET 02/21/2015

    U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations from Saturday evening after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. The agreement involving 29 ports was announced late on Friday in a joint statement by the two sides.

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    Tentative deal reached for U.S. West Coast ports; relief for trans-Pacific trade

    Reuters – 12:25 PM ET 02/21/2015

    A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal late on Friday after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia.

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    Shoppers Aren't Cooperating

    MarketWatch – 10:06 PM ET 02/20/2015

    Consumer-discretionary stocks have taken off like an Acme rocket chasing the Roadrunner thanks to expectations for an oil-and-jobs fueled burst of consumer spending. What looked like the perfect setup, however, might have left the sector hanging like Wile E. Coyote before he realizes there's no ground to hold him up. Consider: For the past three months, discretionary stocks--think Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), and McDonald's-- have been on a roll, nearly tripling the Standard& Poor's 500'...

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    West Coast ports to begin tackling backlog after labor deal

    Reuters – 9:21 PM ET 02/20/2015

    U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations from Saturday evening after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. The agreement involving 29 ports was announced late on Friday in a joint statement by the two sides.

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    McDonald's pressured to hike pay as Wal-Mart raises, economy improves

    Reuters – 6:50 PM ET 02/20/2015

    McDonald's Corp (MCD) and its franchisees may have few options but to begin raising hourly wages as an improving U.S. economy creates competition for good workers and as mega-employer Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) sets a higher bar on pay, according to labor experts. The pressure comes at a particularly difficult time for the world's biggest fast-food chain. McDonald's (MCD) declined comment.

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    5 popular fast-food items making a comeback

    MarketWatch – 3:10 AM ET 02/20/2015

    Even fast food deserves a second chance-- well, at least certain menu items. This week, McDonald's (MCD) announced that it would be bringing back Chicken Selects-- its "premium" chicken fingers-- after removing them from its menus in February 2013. The Chicken Selects-- which were first introduced in 1998 and became a menu fixture in 2003-- will be offered for a limited time, though some markets will have the option of keeping them on the menu for longer. The news was met with plenty of delight on...

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