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    Could Willie Nelson do for marijuana what Ray Kroc did for hamburgers?

    MarketWatch – 9:21 AM ET 03/28/2015

    Willie Nelson, the country singer-songwriter, has revealed plans to launch a branded chain of marijuana dispensaries and related products, including signature strains of pot. Dubbed "Willie's Reserve," the brand is expected to start formulating plans in the next year. Nelson spokesman Michael Bowman told The Daily Beast that the operation is going to "be something that's reflective of passion" for cannabis.

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    White House Issues Plan to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria -- Update

    DJ Business News – 7:44 PM ET 03/27/2015

    WASHINGTON--The White House on Friday issued the most extensive plan ever to fight drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, seeking to curb antibiotic use at farms and hospitals--and promote discovery of lethal bugs and antibiotics to kill them. The plan, formally known as the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, sets goals to reduce by 50% to 60% illnesses caused by some of the most lethal microbes known to man by 2020. It seeks enhanced...

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    White House Issues Action Plan to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

    DJ Business News – 1:07 PM ET 03/27/2015

    WASHINGTON--The White House issued the most extensive action plan ever against drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, seeking to curb antibiotic use at farms and hospitals--and promote tests to find lethal bugs, and antibiotics to kill them. The plan, formally known as the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, sets goals to reduce by 50% to 60% by 2020 the incidents of illnesses caused by some of the most lethal microbes known to man.

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    In Kraft-Heinz Deal, Will Chicago or Pittsburgh Lose More Jobs?

    DJ Business News – 2:53 PM ET 03/25/2015

    Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) said their merger will create a new company "co-headquartered in Pittsburgh and the Chicago area." That fuzzy concept will leave people in both places nervous. In Pittsburgh--where the Heinz name is stamped on a music hall, a history museum, a college, a chapel and the Steelers' football stadium--the ketchup company has been shrinking its local employment for decades.

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    McDonald's Japan to announce outlook in mid-April

    Reuters – 5:46 AM ET 03/25/2015

    The Japanese unit of McDonald's Corp (MCD) said it will announce its full-year outlook in mid-April after postponing its usual annual forecast amid a series of food safety scandals, according to people who attended an annual general meeting of shareholders on Wednesday. McDonald's Holdings Co Chief Executive Sarah Casanova apologised to shareholders for the string of problems at the chain, they said.

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    PRESS DIGEST- British Business - March 25

    Reuters – 8:49 PM ET 03/24/2015

    The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. The Times. RAIL STRIKE LOOMS IN WEEKS AFTER UNION REJECTS NEW PAY DEAL. The first national rail strike in 20 years could be called within weeks after workers rejected a four-year pay deal. TAXPAYERS WILL PROVIDE A 499 POUNDS IPAD FOR EVERY MP.

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    Companies Split Off Real-Estate Assets

    DJ Business News – 5:35 PM ET 03/24/2015

    Rising real-estate values are driving more retail companies to consider splitting off their real-estate assets to generate cash. Late last month, Hudson's Bay Co. (HBAYF), the Canadian parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord& Taylor department stores, announced a $1.7 billion joint venture with U.S. mall operator Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) involving 42 department stores. Hudson's Bay (HBAYF) will retain 80% of the joint venture but will lease its store space back from the company.

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    Bubble porn and the risks of a quiet market

    MarketWatch – 8:59 AM ET 03/24/2015

    Critical intelligence before the U.S. market opens. There have surely been some volatile swings during this six-year bull run. Last week had some verve, for instance.

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    These big U.S. companies could be hurt by the rising dollar

    MarketWatch – 1:34 PM ET 03/23/2015

    The rapid rise in the dollar likely will reduce sales and earnings. The U.S. sets many trends. One is central-bank quantitative easing, which along with historically low interest rates, has helped the American economy rebound and supported stock prices.

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    Halfords Appoints Jill McDonald as CEO - Update

    DJ Business News – 10:20 AM ET 03/23/2015

    LONDON--Bike and car-parts retailer Halfords Group PLC (HLFDF) said Monday it has appointed Jill McDonald as chief executive officer, replacing Matt Davies who is leaving to head supermarket Tesco PLC's (TSCDF) operations in the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. McDonald is currently U.K. chief executive and president of McDonald's Corp.' s north west Europe division. She joined the fast-food chain in 2006 as chief marketing officer U.K.& Northern Europe and was appointed to her current role in...

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    New Halfords boss swaps burgers for bikes and car parts

    Reuters – 3:56 AM ET 03/23/2015

    British bikes-to-car parts retailer Halfords (HLFDF) said on Monday it had appointed an executive of burger firm McDonald's to be its new boss. Halfords (HLFDF) named Jill McDonald as its new chief executive with effect from May 11, succeeding Matt Davies, whose departure to take charge of Tesco's UK business was announced in January.

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    Halfords Group Appoints Jill McDonald Chief Executive Officer

    DJ Business News – 3:27 AM ET 03/23/2015

    LONDON--Halfords Group PLC (HLFDF) has appointed Jill McDonald as chief executive officer with effect from May 11, the bike and car parts retailer said Monday. McDonald is currently CEO, U.K.& President, North West Division, Europe for McDonald's Corporation (MCD) and is a nonexecutive director of Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG). McDonald remuneration package includes an annual basic salary of 0.5 million pounds and her maximum annual bonus entitlement is 150% of salary, prorated to...

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    UK retailer Halfords names McDonald's executive as new boss

    Reuters – 3:17 AM ET 03/23/2015

    Halfords (HLFDF), the bikes-to-car parts retailer, said on Monday it had appointed Jill McDonald as its new chief executive with effect from May 11. McDonald is currently CEO, UK & President, North West Division, Europe for McDonald's Corporation (MCD). She joined McDonald's in 2006 as Chief Marketing Officer UK & Northern Europe and was appointed to her current role in 2010.

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    Work is a dangerous place for millions of Americans

    MarketWatch – 8:16 AM ET 03/21/2015

    Every year, millions of people go from home to work... to the hospital. There are 3 million work-related injuries and illnesses per year in the private sector, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, down from 6.6 million two decades ago, due to increases in safety and health practices over that time. "There are still a lot of very hazardous workplaces, but they are not always the places you would think," says Peg Seminario, director of safety and health for the AFL-CIO...

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    RPT-FEATURE-Many US boards lack vision, just tick boxes in search for women directors

    Reuters – 12:35 PM ET 03/20/2015

    Linda Hudson, former CEO of the U.S. arm of British defense company BAE Systems Plc, is among the women that boards call on when they are looking for a female director. The demand for the 64-year-old Hudson underscores an issue women directors are noticing: companies may be talking about how they want to have more diverse boards but a lot aren't putting in the effort needed to make it happen.

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    REFILE-FEATURE-Many US boards lack vision, just tick boxes in search for women directors

    Reuters – 11:54 AM ET 03/20/2015

    Linda Hudson, former CEO of the U.S. arm of British defense company BAE Systems Plc, is among the women that boards call on when they are looking for a female director. The demand for the 64-year-old Hudson underscores an issue women directors are noticing: companies may be talking about how they want to have more diverse boards but a lot aren't putting in the effort needed to make it happen.

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    'Huge amounts' of beef going to China despite ban -U.S. official

    Reuters – 7:10 PM ET 03/19/2015

    "Huge amounts" of American beef are bypassing China's import bans, a top U.S. trade official said this week, even as the Chinese government cracks down on agricultural smuggling. The meat enters through Hong Kong, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Holleyman said at the National Lieutenant Governors Association conference on Wednesday.

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    Brazilian unions file 2nd lawsuit against McDonald's operator

    Reuters – 11:10 AM ET 03/18/2015

    Brazilian unions on Wednesday filed another lawsuit against the largest operator of McDonald's (MCD) restaurants in Latin America, alleging that the firm violates the country's labor laws.

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    Arcos Dorados Halts Dividend as Currency Weakness Weighs

    DJ Business News – 9:22 AM ET 03/17/2015

    Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO), the world's largest franchisee of McDonald's Corp. (MCD) restaurants, said Tuesday it won't pay out a dividend this year as it grapples with the depreciation of Latin American currencies. Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO), which runs the global fast-food giant's restaurants in Latin America, has struggled in recent quarters with weakening economies in many of its markets, such as Argentina and Brazil. Arcos Dorados (ARCO) went public in April 2011 amid a wave of...

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    McDonald's hit with complaints over worker safety

    MarketWatch – 4:48 AM ET 03/17/2015

    Labor group files a series of complaints. A union-backed group is calling for McDonald's Corp. (MCD) to be held accountable under federal rules for worker-safety violations at its franchised restaurants, expanding a continuing effort to reduce historical protections for corporations operating under franchise arrangements. The group, Fast Food Forward, backed by the Service Employees International Union, announced on Monday a series of complaints it has filed to the...

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