In Japan, the Nikkei Index closed lower, breaking an eight-session winning streak that pushed the index to record breaking highs.
Americans may be eating fewer chicken nuggets and burgers, but shares of McDonald's and Burger King aren't showing any weight loss yet.
Most of us aren't used to giving companies the benefit of the doubt. That's why it's so hard right now.
If you find a few gems, by all means have at it, but the risks remain high for the broader sector.
The Golden Arches shares are down a day after President Obama called for a boost to the minimum wage to $9 an hour. A coincidence? Maybe not.
Investors also eye earnings from several key US companies.
They have sold off for different reasons and are in overvalued sectors, but they look undervalued now.
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As the market wades through what many people hope is a sixth bull year, some have grown nervous about how long the run can go.
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