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  • NEW YORK, May 28- Visa Inc's public warning to FIFA that it may end its sponsorship if world soccer's governing body does not quickly clean up its act will likely prompt other sponsors to take a tough stance as a major corruption scandal involving FIFA unfolds, brand experts said. After U.S. prosecutors indicted nine FIFA officials and five sports media and...

  • Shake Shack is hiring...menu changes coming? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Shake Shack burger and fries.

    Shake Shack is known for a relatively minimalist menu, but a recent job posting signals that could be changing.

  • Cramer: How Sonny Corleone stole your money Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    James Caan as Sonny Corleone, left, and Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, in 'The Godfather.'

    Jim Cramer compares the actions in the market on Wednesday to Sonny Corleone from "The Godfather."

  • McDonald’s gets more secretive in turnaround Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    McDonald's Enter sign

    The fast food giant will stop reporting a key metric starting next month.

  • May 27- McDonald's Corp will stop reporting monthly same-store sales after June to focus on longer-term actions as part of its turnaround plan, the newly-appointed chief executive of the world's biggest restaurant chain said. "Disclosing comparable sales as part of our quarterly reporting is consistent with nearly all retailers and will provide a greater...

  • McDonald's targets bun toasting, burger searing Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers. To improve the taste of its food, the chain is toasting its buns longer so sandwiches will be warmer, said McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook at the Bernstein's Strategic Decisions Conference in New York. McDonald's Corp., based in Oak Brook, Illinois, said June will be the...

  • May 27- McDonald's Corp will stop reporting monthly same-store sales after June, Bloomberg reported, citing an email from the retailer. The world's biggest restaurant chain will stop providing the closely-watched metric for each month after reporting second-quarter results, Bloomberg said. McDonald's was not immediately available for comment.

  • NEW YORK— Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of "black pepper flavor," for instance, Taco Bell will start using actual black pepper in its seasoned beef, says Liz Matthews, the chain's...

  • $1,397 an hour! Top paid McDonald's workers Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protest in front of a McDonald's billboard in Los Angeles, in 2013.

    Worker pay is taking center stage as protesters push for $15-an-hour minimum wage from McDonald's. USA Today looks at how top executives compare.

  • —FEBRUARY 2012: McDonald's Corp. requires its U.S. pork suppliers to outline plans to phase out the use of sow gestation stalls that limit movement. —APRIL 2015: Aramark, the largest U.S. food-service company, says it's eliminating all cages for laying hens by 2020, gestation crates for mother pigs by 2017 and crates for veal calves by 2017. Among other steps, the...

  • Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take a stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in other...

  • McDonald's tackles drive-thru's oldest problem Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    A customer receives an order from an employee at the drive-thru of a McDonald's Corp. restaurant in San Pablo, California, U.S.

    Hate getting the hard sell? McDonald's has good news for you...

  • May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said its U.S. units were asking meat suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals, joining the list of U.S. companies that have responded to consumer and government concerns over the excess use of drugs in livestock. Wal-Mart's U.S. units will ask suppliers to limit the use of antibiotics for the treatment of sick animals and not...

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are voluntary, Wal-Mart, which sells more food than any other store, has a history of using its retail muscle to change the way products are made and sold across the retail...

  • Food companies fear bird flu may cause egg shortages Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    The flu is forcing farmers to kill more than 38 million infected birds, 33 million of which are laying hens.

  • LOS ANGELES/ BOSTON, May 21- McDonald's Corp shareholders defied executives at its annual meeting on Thursday, approving a proposal to make it easier to nominate directors to the board of the fast-food chain and taking its new CEO to task over wages, advertising and its food. McDonald's Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook, who took the helm on March 1, is fighting on...

  • What McDonald's needs to do: Experts Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:07 PM ET
    A customer enters a McDonald's restaurant in San Pablo, California.

    Two McDonald's shareholders and an economics professor weigh in on what the fast-food giant needs to do to make its big turnaround work.

  • SHANGHAI, May 22- Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to' zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a' green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution. "China's environmental law is becoming one of the strongest in the world," said Manuel Baigorri, senior director of...

  • S&P 500 ekes out record close; Salesforce up nearly 4% Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks traded in a narrow range on Thursday as investors eyed slightly lower bond yields and mostly shook off the morning's mixed economic data.

  • Correction: McDonald's Shareholders-Salaries story Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 2:43 PM ET

    OAK BROOK, Ill.— In a May 20 story about a protest outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters near Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously reported that about 100 protesters were arrested. Protesters call for $15 an hour outside McDonald's headquarters ahead of shareholder meeting. OAK BROOK, Ill.— Hundreds of protesters marched near McDonald's suburban...