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  • A series of scandals in the last few years from melamine-tainted milk powder in China, horse meat supplied as beef in Europe and growth drugs causing lameness in U.S. cattle has triggered a consumer backlash over food standards and safety. "For meat producers, reputation risks are becoming stronger driving companies to focus on safe ingredients specially in...

  • May 15- Some of the top U.S. hedge fund investors and activists, including Jana Partners LLC took new positions or raised their equity stakes in fast food chain McDonald's Corp during the first quarter, according to regulatory filings on Friday. Highfields Capital Management LP raised its stake more than 1,000 percent to 9.8 million shares, valued at about...

  • Whale watching: 8 trades on hedge-fund plays Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    Inside Alibaba Group Holdings headquarters.

    As many first-quarter filings from hedge funds surfaced, traders discussed how to play stocks top funds were buying and selling.

  • Jack in the Box's secret is real estate: Analyst Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    Jack in the Box restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif.

    The secret of Jack in the Box, which reported a quarterly cash dividend increase of 50 percent, is in the lease of real estate.

  • Dairy Queen to remove soda from kids' menu Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in New York City.

    Dairy Queen has announced it will remove sodas from its kids menu effective September 1 of this year.

  • Why Mark Zuckerberg wore a tie for an entire year Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2009.

    Despite Zuck's fame, many FBers may not know everything there is to know about the social media mogul.

  • May 13- Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc reported a surprise quarterly profit, as they raised prices for their hormone- and antibiotic-free burgers, popular with increasingly health-conscious U.S. customers. Shake Shack, known for its rich milkshakes and crinkle fries, has carved out a niche for itself by offering fresher, better quality food, for which diners...

  • May 13- Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc reported a surprise quarterly profit and better-than-expected revenue as increasingly health-conscious U.S. customers opted for its hormone- and antibiotic-free burgers. A meal for two at a Shake Shack restaurant costs about $30, considerably more than a meal at fast-food chains such as McDonald's Corp..

  • Facebook enters the minimum wage fight Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Employees walk past the company logo at Facebook offices in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook unveiled new standards for contracted workers at its vendors including a $15 minimum wage and paid time off.

  • Trading fast food: 7 plays on big names Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    McDonald's Enter sign

    'Fast Money' traders discussed how to play changes at McDonald's and Shake Shack's upcoming earnings.

  • These states have more nail salons than McDonald's Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Eating a hamburger with yellow nails

    In 12 states and Washington D.C., nail salons are more common than McDonald's locations, the most common of fast food locations.

  • Dining at McDonald's is about to change Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    A McDonald's Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich is shown in San Rafael, Calif.

    All-day breakfast expansion, new and cheaper sandwiches and more: here are the upcoming McDonald's changes.

  • Why people are rejecting McDonald’s Monday, 11 May 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    McDonald's Enter sign

    'We believe this has been a big reason for McDonald's woes," wrote RBC analysts in a new report.

  • Cramer game plan: Traders must worry about this Friday, 8 May 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Jim Cramer predicts that one number announced next week will have traders worried when he reveals his game plan of stocks to watch.

  • Wal-Mart, Target Corp, T.J. Maxx, Gap, and McDonald's Corp have already announced wage increases, and the trend appears to be trickling further into the retail and restaurant sectors. So far in this reporting season, companies such as Bed Bath& Beyond Inc and Buffalo Wild Wings Inc have discussed wage pressure, while Pier 1 Imports Inc plans incentive pay for the...

  • May 8- Shares of Bojangles Inc rose as much as 47 percent in their debut, valuing the chicken-and-biscuits restaurant chain at nearly $1 billion as investor appetite for "fast-casual" dining chains continues unabated. Bojangles' rousing debut follows the January listing of cult hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc, whose shares have risen about 44 percent since the...

  • Cramer: Want to buy a Dow stock? Try McDonald’s Friday, 8 May 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    McDonald's flagship restaurant at Frankfurt International Airport.

    CNBC's Jim Cramer said investors looking to own a blue-chip stock should consider investing in McDonald's, and here's why.

  • May 8- McDonald's Corp reported a smaller-than-expected fall in worldwide sales at its established restaurants in April, thanks to a stronger performance in Europe, sending shares of the company higher in morning trading. Same-restaurant sales grew 1 percent in Europe, as gains in the United Kingdom and Germany offset declines in the key markets of France and...

  • McDonald's April sales down but beat expectations Friday, 8 May 2015 | 9:18 AM ET
    A McDonald's restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

    McDonald's worldwide sales at established restaurants fell 0.6 percent in April as the fast-food giant fights to lure back customers.

  • May 8- McDonald's Corp reported a lower-than-expected fall in worldwide sales at its established restaurants in April, helped by a stronger performance in Europe. Same-restaurant sales rose 1 percent in Europe, boosted by the United Kingdom and Germany. Same-restaurant sales were down 3.8 percent in McDonald's Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa business,...