Stocks are mixed in a lackluster trading session, with the Dow the leader and the Nasdaq the laggard.
Fast food and fine dining are showing signs of recovery, but casual chains are squeezed by the current economy.
Stocks are higher amid optimism that Spain may be moving closer to requesting more aid.
Apple begins selling its latest smartphone worldwide. Spain and the European Commission are reportedly discussing reforms that would lead to a bailout. McDonald's and several other companies increase their dividends.
The firm also downgrades AMD, Intel and Marvell.
Discounting and promotional efforts fail to boost the prospects of parent company Darden Restaurants.
MetroPCS is upgraded to 'outperform,' and J.C. Penney is initiated at 2 firms.
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