The struggling chain tries to erase its 'fast food' image.
Research In Motion is upgraded to 'sector perform,' and Pfizer is initiated with an 'outperform.'
But markets are still watching for a possible Moody's downgrade of Spanish debt. In the US, the ISM's Chicago PMI slips and consumer spending barely rises. Facebook shares jump 7% on the site's new gift feature.
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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 annual sandwich, which has a loyal fan base, usually appears on the chain's menus in October. This time, however, the company may delay the debut to juice holiday business.
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