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CNNMoney: McDonald's phasing out tiny cages for pigsupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 11:14:00

McDonald's said it will get its pork suppliers to phase out the use of immobilizing cages for pregnant pigs, a move that was applauded by the Humane Society of the United States, but not the pork industry.

CNNMoney: McDonald's shamrock shake goes nationwideupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 13:58:00

McDonald's extreme-green shamrock shake is going nationwide for the first time, the fast food franchise revealed on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Mangia! Investors eat up food stocksupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 14:07:00

They say that food, water, clothing and shelter are the most basic of human needs.

CNNMoney: No clowning around: McDonald's rulesupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 13:28:00

A consumer stock with big exposure to Europe sounds like the worst possible investment imaginable, right? Guess again.

CNNMoney: Secrets to acing a job interviewupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 11:37:00

Most job search advice is offered by so-called 'experts' who aren't actually responsible for hiring anyone. But hiring managers at major employers are on the front lines of the job market crisis. They screen thousands of applicants a week and are in a unique position to reveal what job seekers are doing wrong, and what candidates can do to get hired now, even in an ultra-competitive job market.

Georgia police: Woman dies after exposure to odor at McDonald'supdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 17:16:00

One woman died and at least eight other people were hospitalized after being exposed to an odor at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern Georgia, a police chief said Thursday.

CNNMoney: In-N-Out up, McDonald's down in fast food surveyupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 14:12:00

A new consumer survey has crowned In-N-Out Burger as the nation's fast food favorite, while giving low marks to iconic chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and KFC.

CNNMoney: Junk food foes to McDonald's: Retire Ronald!updated: Wed May 18 2011 11:40:00

Ronald McDonald, the orange and white face of the popular fast-food chain that bears his name, is under attack by nutrition advocates who want him to be retired.

McDonald's attack suspects face hate crime chargesupdated: Mon May 16 2011 20:26:00

Two female suspects are facing hate crime charges in the case of an attack on a transgender woman at a Maryland McDonald's last month, the office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore County said Monday.

CNNMoney: No inflation unless you eat, drink, drive or flyupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 16:59:00

Forget Atkins, South Beach and Weight Watchers. If you want to lose weight, just follow my patented technique: I call it the cheapskate diet.

McJobs an empty-calorie fix for unemploymentupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 10:28:00

We are starved for signs that the economy is picking up. So when McDonald's threw its doors open to hire 50,000 workers nationwide, media networks scrambled to film applicants lining up across the country for that increasingly elusive piece of the American dream -- a job.

Prosecutors weigh additional charges in Maryland McDonald's attackupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 07:07:00

Prosecutors in Maryland are weighing whether to bring additional charges against the two suspects who appear to be attacking a transgender woman at a McDonald's in a videotape made by one of the restaurant's employees, officials said Monday.

CNNMoney: McDonald's hiring 50,000 workers todayupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 08:28:00

McDonald's hiring spree is underway. The fast-food chain plans to hire 50,000 workers -- or roughly four people per restaurant -- in a one-day jobs blitz that spans all 50 states.

People.com: Chelsea Kane's Dancing Blog: A Patriotic Sambaupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 22:29:00

The contestant is immersing herself in American culture before performing a Brazilian dance

CNNMoney: Zipcar IPO zooms more than 65%updated: Thu Apr 14 2011 16:56:00

Zipcar shares soared in their market debut Thursday, after the car sharing company's initial public offering raised more money than it had expected.

CNNMoney: McDonald's to hire 50,000 workers - in 1 dayupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 12:48:00

McDonald's said Monday that it is planning a one-day hiring spree of 50,000 new workers on April 19 for its U.S. restaurants.

CNNMoney: Subway beats McDonald's to become top restaurant chainupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 14:32:00

Move over, Mickey D's, and bring Ronald McDonald with you -- there's a new fast food king in town.

Fortune: The World's Most Admired Companiesupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 08:03:00

The worst storm in the history of modern yacht racing was the monster gale that struck the Fastnet race in the summer of 1979. The Fastnet (named after its turnaround point, Ireland's southernmost spot) is one of racing's most prestigious events, and it had attracted more than 300 competitors, including several of the world's most famous and successful boats. Conditions were fine at the starting gun, and while a storm was predicted, not even the best forecasters had imagined how ferocious it would be. At its worst, waves were 50 feet high and winds were 70 mph, devastating many of the boats and terrifying many skippers. Of the 306 yachts in the race, 69 didn't finish, including some of the most exalted competitors; 23 sank or were abandoned. The winner was the brashest of yachting's young disrupters, 40-year-old Ted Turner. His strategy? "We kept going at full speed during the height of the storm," he told an interviewer. But wasn't he afraid? After all, 15 people died. Yes, he said,

America's healthiest fast-food breakfastsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 08:26:00

Used to be, when you grabbed breakfast on the go, it was a diet disaster: nothing but fat-and-calorie bombs like butter-soaked croissants and jumbo muffins. Now, it's much easier to do right by your body: Fast-food legends like McDonald's and IHOP, as well as newbies like Cosi and Panera Bread, offer surprisingly healthy options that are filling, light, and much easier on your arteries.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for flat openupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 08:32:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a flat open Monday, as investors mulled earnings results from McDonald's and Halliburton, with no market-moving economic reports on tap.

Fortune: Three challenges to McDonald's growthupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 14:29:00

McDonald's has long been the darling of Wall Street, posting increases in same-store sales for 30 consecutive quarters since early 2003. Even during the depths of the recession in 2008, same-store sales rose by 6.1%.

Parents, don't blame Happy Mealsupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 12:42:00

As a strong proponent of parental responsibility, it both amuses and angers me to see some parents lining up behind an initiative to sue McDonald's over the inclusion of toys in their Happy Meals.

San Francisco takes on Happy Mealsupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 12:42:00

In November, Dr. Phil McGraw took on the controversy regarding a ban targeting McDonald's Happy Meals in San Francisco.

CNNMoney: McDonald's hit with class action over toysupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 17:57:00

McDonald's is being sued by a group of consumers and nutrition advocates who want to force the fast food chain to stop using toys to entice children to buy meals they say are unhealthy.

Mayor vetoes San Francisco ban on Happy Meals with toysupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 20:33:00

San Francisco, California, Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed Friday the city's ban on most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys.

Study: Most kids' meals unhealthyupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 19:45:00

A new study is revealing just how unhealthy most kids' meals are. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

San Francisco bans Happy Meals with toysupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 19:45:00

The San Francisco, California, Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys, as they're now served.

Ban on low-nutrition kid-toy meals draws nearer in San Franciscoupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 10:18:00

San Francisco city officials are readying to ban most of McDonald's Happy Meals in current form because they offer toys to entice kids to buy meals not meeting nutritional criteria.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to slip at openupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 09:11:00

U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly lower Monday as investors shift their focus to the global economic picture.

CNNMoney: McDonald's stock soars to record highupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 13:33:00

McDonald's Corp.'s third-quarter profit soared 10% to trounce expectations, and shareholders are lovin' it. The fast-food behemoth's stock continued to surge in record territory Thursday, nearing $80 a share.

Fortune: McDonald's health insurance plans: Not lovin' itupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 14:33:00

Last week McDonald's insisted that it wasn't planning to drop the bare-bones health insurance that it offers its hourly employees. But maybe it should -- this is some pretty terrible insurance coverage.

Fortune: What went wrong at Burger Kingupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 12:17:00

It's not yet clear what Burger King's new owner, the Brazilian-backed private equity firm 3G Capital, has in mind for the troubled No. 2 fast-food chain. But a total strategic revamp is in order.

CNNMoney: Big Mac attack: McDonald's stock sizzlesupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 09:59:00

If you needed any more proof that the economy is slowing down, look no further than how well McDonald's stock is doing.

Fortune: McDonald's liquid profitsupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 13:58:00

McDonald's performance over the past couple of years is often characterized as a classic recession success story: Strapped or worried consumers always flock to fast-food joints during hard times, hunting bargains, the theory goes, so of course McDonald's has done well. But while it's certainly true that the company has benefited from the downturn, that's only part of the story, and a relatively small part at that.

CNNMoney: McDonald's warned: Drop the toys or get suedupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 15:32:00

A nutrition watchdog group is threatening to sue McDonald's if the fast-food giant won't stop using toys to to lure children to its Happy Meals .

Fortune: The brilliant lessons from McDonald's recallupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 23:15:00

In Shrek Forever After, America's favorite green ogre gives up a day to get one, and then regrets his choice. Perhaps McDonald's -- now facing a $15 million recall of Shrek drinking glasses tainted with a toxic metal -- wishes it had that option as well.

CNNMoney: McDonald's recalls 12 million Shrek glassesupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 10:35:00

McDonald's is recalling 12 million drinking glasses featuring characters from the "Shrek" movie series because the paint used contains cadmium, which can pose health risks.

Burger King takes a gamble on brunchupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 15:34:00

In the popular television series "Sex and the City," brunch was often the war room in which the saucy foursome would debrief about their exploits on the battleground of New York's dating scene.

Big burger boys burgle breakfastupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 10:29:00

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then fast food giant Burger King is paying its longtime industry rival a royal compliment.

Fortune: Subway's breakfast express: 5 obstacles to beating McDonald'supdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 11:43:00

It might not be your local diner, or your mom's kitchen, but Subway is making a big bet that it can entice the morning crowd to see egg yolks in the color scheme of its bright yellow sandwich shops.

Fast-food chains adapt to local tastesupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 10:18:00

After thousands of years of civilization, finally India has Crunchwraps.

SI.com: Joe Lemire: Season's biggest disappointments: Pac-10, UNC and Willie Warrenupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 18:21:00

It was a Tuesday afternoon in late March 2007, and precocious Huntington (W.Va.) High senior O.J. Mayo was sitting in the upper deck of Louisville's Freedom Hall. The McDonald's All-American game was the next night and, while the girls were practicing on the court, Mayo was covering a wide range of topics, including the key reason for his surprise college choice of USC:

CNNMoney: McDonald's: 1,000 new restaurants in 2010updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 15:28:00

McDonald's plans to open 1,000 new restaurants next year and renovate 2,300 existing locations.

'Bad taste' cries as McDonald's moves into 'Mona Lisa' museumupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 08:30:00

Shortly after McDonald's celebrated its 30-year presence in France, the fast-food chain is conquering one of the country's most valued cultural institutions --the Louvre.

1984 McDonald's massacreupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 12:34:00

Archival video from 1984 shows chaos around a California McDonald's where a man gunned down 21 people.

Fortune: McDonald's wins with global palatesupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 12:47:00

While the latest headlines from McDonald's may be distinctly American -- its $4 Angus Burger recently debuted with much fanfare -- it's abroad and not at home that McDonald's has been doing its best business during this recession.

Farmers markets bloom at hospitalsupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 09:32:00

For years, hospitals have embodied a paradox.

People.com: Blake & Penn's Black-Tie Dinner - at McDonald's!updated: Thu Feb 12 2009 07:19:00

• After dazzling in an Oscar de la Renta gown on the red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival, Blake Lively skipped off for a bite to eat with equally dressed-up boyfriend Penn Badgley. The duo left Lively's Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiere to grab a burger at McDonald's in all their finery!

Venezuela closes 100-plus McDonald's for 2 daysupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 11:57:00

The Venezuelan government's tax body has closed more than 100 McDonald's restaurants in the South American country for two days because of alleged inconsistencies in the fast-food chain's financial books.

Time.com: McDonald's Same-Store Sales Rise 8.5%updated: Tue Sep 09 2008 14:35:00

Overseas consumers spent more at McDonald's Corp. in August, leading the nation's No. 1 hamburger chain to surprise investors by posting a big rise in global same-store sales

Time.com: McDonald's July Same-Store Sales Rise 8 Percentupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 12:05:00

Despite a tough U.S. economy, McDonald's Corp. posted an 8 percent gain in July same-store sales on Friday as hungry consumers worldwide lined up for breakfast items and the classic Big Mac sandwich

Fortune: Big Mac's local flavorupdated: Fri May 02 2008 08:48:00

The next time you're in Brazil, say, or Italy or Portugal, and feeling like a taste of Americana, stop off at a local McDonald's restaurant and order a Big Tasty burger. As the name suggests, it's a giant sandwich consisting of a 5.5-ounce beef patty slathered in smoky barbecue sauce. Once you include the square-chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and three slices of cheese, it all adds up to a whopping 840 calories.

CNNMoney: A not-so-Big Mac in a downturnupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 13:42:00

Don't assume that McDonald's is recession proof simply because it's a cheap place to eat.

Time.com: Brewing Battle: Starbucks vs. McDonald'supdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 12:00:00

McDonald's has begun serving up lattes and chai at its new McCafÉ, while Starbucks is now selling sausage, egg and cheese breakfasts. Is this a turf war?

CNNMoney: Stocks struggle after big hitupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 10:15:00

Stocks inched higher Monday morning, as investors crept back into select areas of the market after last week's rough start to 2008.

CNNMoney: Stocks up on rate cut betsupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 14:20:00

Stocks rallied Monday afternoon, led by the financial and housing sectors, as investors welcomed a stronger-than-expected pending home sales report and geared up for Tuesday's expected interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve.

CNNMoney: Stock gains speed upupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 12:46:00

Stock gains accelerated Monday morning, as investors scooped up a variety of issues ahead of Tuesday's expected interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve.

Wheat prices doubleupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 15:29:00

CNN's Mallika Kapur reports on the impact of high wheat prices which have doubled worldwide in the past two years.

CNNMoney: Finding shelter under the 'Golden Arches'updated: Mon Dec 03 2007 15:29:00

Say what you want about their French fries, McDonald's, the world's largest fast-food chain, is one appetizing investment.

CNNMoney: McDonald's profit meets estimatesupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 08:46:00

McDonald's Corp. posted a third-quarter profit Friday that met Wall Street estimates, helped by a sales boost in its overseas markets and new menu items, including breakfast offerings and sandwiches.

Time.com: A Seating Problem at McDonald'supdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 14:40:00

The Danish furniture maker Fritz Hansen is angry with the fast-food giant for using cheap copies of its chairs

CNNMoney: McDonalds weathers public criticismupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 03:12:00

It wasn't so long ago that the McDonald's fast-food empire looked as stale as a burger left under a heat lamp too long.

CNNMoney: Wall Street's blue-chip rallyupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 06:13:00

Blue chips led a broad advance Thursday, as investors eyed upbeat news on GM, McDonald's and Countrywide Financial - and continued to bet that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next week.

CNNMoney: McDonald's stock surges to new record highupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 02:27:00

McDonald's Corp. stock surged to an all-time high Thursday after the fast-food chain announced the largest dividend increase in its history and pledged to return more money to shareholders than Wall Street expected.

CNNMoney: Blue chips lead rallyupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 00:42:00

Blue chips lead a broader stock advance early Thursday afternoon, as an upgrade of GM and McDonald's improved dividend-tempered concerns about record-high oil prices and a plunging U.S. dollar.

Business 2.0: Farming goes verticalupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 05:57:00

The term "urban farming" may conjure up a community garden where locals grow a few heads of lettuce. But some academics envision something quite different for the increasingly hungry world of the 21st century: a vertical farm that will do for agriculture what the skyscraper did for office space.

CNNMoney: McDonald's same-store sales up in Augustupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 21:16:00

Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday its global same-store sales rose 8.1 percent in August.

CNNMoney: Eco-companies customers loveupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 05:42:00

There are certain companies everyone expects to top lists of environmentally friendly firms: Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Starbucks.

CNNMoney: McDonald's reports strong July salesupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 21:09:00

McDonald's Corp. said Wednesday that sales at restaurants open at least 13 months rose 6.5 percent in July, helped by breakfast items in both the United States and Asia.

Time.com: Hooked on McDonald's at Age 3updated: Mon Aug 06 2007 18:10:00

Given a choice, toddlers say the same food tastes better if it comes out of a McDonald's bag. Nutritionists don't find that such a Happy Meal

CNNMoney: Breakfast is happy meal for McDonald'supdated: Sun Jul 15 2007 21:05:00

McDonald's Corp. said June sales at outlets open at least 13 months rose 8.4 percent, helped by strong breakfast sales in America.

Fortune: New ideas from dead CEOsupdated: Mon Jun 11 2007 16:39:00

Lasting lessons from business leaders who've gone to the great corner office in the sky.

Time.com: Can McDonald's Alter the Dictionary?updated: Sun Jun 10 2007 23:35:00

The burger giant declares war on the definition of 'McJob' as low-paid, dead-end employment. Its first target: the OED

CNNMoney: McDonald's fries lose the trans fatsupdated: Thu May 24 2007 13:15:00

McDonald's is messing with the sacred french fry -- and doing it for our own good.

CNNMoney: McDonald's tests a bigger burger, report saysupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 08:14:00

Fast-food chain McDonald's is testing a bigger high-end Angus burger that costs a little bit more for the extra weight, according to a published report Wednesday.

Burgers -- We're loving themupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 03:29:00

In a couple of weeks a movie about the evils of fast food will open across the United States. "Fast Food Nation" -- based on the bestseller of the same title by Eric Schlosser -- has an all-star cast and horror tales aplenty about contaminated meat and the tribulations of illegal Mexican slaughterhouse workers.

CNNMoney: Dead rat said to be found in McDonald's saladupdated: Fri Oct 27 2006 11:02:00

An NFL coach, his wife and the family's nanny are suing a McDonald's franchisee, alleging they found a dead rat in a salad purchased at his Southlake, Texas, restaurant, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Shortcuts: How to beat a hangoverupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 11:52:00

Planning to over-indulge this weekend? Here's how to avoid the worst of it.

Fortune: McDonald's ranks No. 318 on FORTUNE's list of the World's Largest Companiesupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 12:00:00

McDonald's ranks no. 318 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $20.5 billion in revenues, up 7.3% from the previous year. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company was ranked no. 314 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $2.6 billion, up 14.2% from a year earlier.

Fortune: Yoga...Soy...McDonald's?updated: Wed May 17 2006 09:52:00

Imagine Ronald McDonald munching on soybeans or teaching yoga.

CNNMoney: Call centers may make fast food fasterupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 07:34:00

Fast-food companies are experimenting with call center technology in an order to increase speed and sales volume, according to a report published Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Report: McDonald's admits to fattier friesupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 06:20:00

McDonald's french fries contain one third more trans fat than previously reported, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: McDonald's beefs up chicken offeringsupdated: Mon Jan 16 2006 10:20:00

In a move away from its iconic burgers, McDonald's is looking to new chicken products, coffee and fresh foods such as salads and fruits to help spur sales in 2006 and beyond, the president of McDonald's North America, told a gathering Monday in New York.

CNNMoney: Hollywood exports: helped by McDonald's?updated: Mon Dec 05 2005 13:19:00

If Hollywood wants its films to burn up box offices overseas, it may want to keep the hamburger house McDonald's in mind, according to a study released Monday.

CNNMoney: Taking on McDonald'supdated: Tue Nov 15 2005 13:07:00

Activist hedge fund manager and McDonald's shareholder Bill Ackman laid out a proposal Tuesday that the fast-food chain restructure its operations and spin off a stake in its restaurants.

'Cheeseburger bill' puts bite on lawsuitsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 06:26:00

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would block lawsuits by people who blame fast-food chains for their obesity.

CNNMoney: Big Mac, fries and Nintendo?updated: Tue Oct 18 2005 07:46:00

Nintendo game enthusiasts now have a new hangout.

CNNMoney: Mickey D's wants to make workers 'phat'?updated: Tue Jul 05 2005 09:22:00

McDonald's may be ordering up a designer makeover for all of its hamburger helpers, a news report said Tuesday.

Second trial pitting AIDS patient vs. McDonald's set to beginupdated: Mon Jun 20 2005 06:35:00

It was tradition in Russell Rich's family that every Friday night his dad would take the kids to McDonald's.

CNNMoney: A McDVD with those fries?updated: Mon Jun 13 2005 13:13:00

McDonald's isn't just for burger lovers anymore.

CNNMoney: Big Mac, fries and an MP3?updated: Wed May 25 2005 07:43:00

'Would you like a ring tone with that?'

CNNMoney: Burger, fries and fast-food tax to go?updated: Mon May 09 2005 09:10:00

An additional tax on fast-food may be a distasteful idea for whopper-lovers but at least one major city in the Midwest is seriously considering such a proposal.

CNNMoney: Want a McBuzz with the fries?updated: Fri Apr 15 2005 13:42:00

Watch out Starbucks -- McDonald's could be brewing some trouble with plans to introduce its own specialty coffee.

CNNMoney: Happy Birthday, McDonald's!updated: Thu Apr 14 2005 10:21:00

The Golden Arches hit a golden milestone this week.

Money Magazine: Is this the End of Lawsuit Lotto?updated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

It's the American way. Trip and fall, find a fast-talking lawyer and a gullible jury, and you too can sue somebody and get rich. Kind of like that grandma who spilled scalding-hot coffee on herself...

CNNMoney: 'Abe' fry fetches $75,100updated: Fri Feb 18 2005 06:24:00

Remember the McDonald's "French fry" shaped like Abraham Lincoln -- the prop for those humorous ads the restaurant chain ran recently?

'McLibel' pair wins rights caseupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 05:16:00

The British government violated the rights of two vegetarian activists convicted of libeling the U.S. fast food chain McDonald's, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

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