Franchisees don't like the chain's margin-sapping low pricing. Plus, US sales dropped for the first time in 10 years.
US markets are set to rebound at the open, following global markets higher.
Student loan burdens are growing fastest among the over-60 crowd, many of whom sought graduate degrees during the recession.
To achieve outstanding total returns, investors should look for growing payouts.
Along with McDonald's and Wal-Mart, it's aiding employee education. A peek at post-college employment trends shows why.
Teens are less likely to be your cashier or burger flipper as more experienced Americans scramble for jobs.
If McDonald reports improving earnings on Friday, one reason will be its Dollar Menu, not its iconic burger.
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