Here are some of the numbers behind the effort, plus the current dynamics at 3 industry giants.
The company nixes one of its most popular promotions in favor of brioche -- a bread so unfamiliar to Americans that the chain made an ad showing how to pronounce it.
These companies all have room to grow along with consumer tastes.
There's cash to be made when premium-priced stocks move sharply higher or lower after earnings reports.
High valuations mean some names are vulnerable and could tumble on earnings glitches this week.
Mid-caps offer a unique combination of growth and stability, and these stocks are hitting especially hard on the growth front.
Investors embrace a whopping increase in profits from the fast-food rival.
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