The three-quarter pound serving of fries is called the 'Mega Potato' in Japan. It's also the type of gimmick competitors are using to crush the fast-food giant in the US.
The 26.2% unemployment rate for folks 25 to 34 years old also tops those of other well-off nations.
Along with McDonald's and Wal-Mart, it's aiding employee education. A peek at post-college employment trends shows why.
The president's plan involves a controversial inflation index that would save $230 billion by shrinking annual payment hikes.
The company is closing 80 stores and rebranding nearly 90 others in an apparent attempt to separate itself from industry giant Starbucks.
Despite smaller raises for many top executives, lavish extras like corporate jets are on the rise.
While the number of degree holders working the lowest-paying jobs has fallen a bit since 2010, it's still up 70% in the past decade.
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