The owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut impresses Wall Street on profit but comes in light on revenue.
Want fries with that? How quickly companies ask can be important to consumers.
The investor's short trade took the market by surprise, causing Chipotle shares to drop nearly 5% in two days.
A report commissioned by Congress recommends that restaurants cut back on sodium -- a move that could hurt profits.
Demand in the world's most populous country declines for the first time in three years, prompting the sports apparel maker to slash prices.
The company is now selling one of Pizza Hut's signature products.
It may be time for investors to think twice before they ascribe any kind of premium to companies that have trumpeted their success in building a presence in China.
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