Aug 22- McDonald's Corp is changing the leadership at its struggling U.S. division for the second time in two years in a move that may signal increased pressure on Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson.
July 21- Burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc last quarter achieved what many of its rivals could only dream of: It raised prices, yet attracted more diners during a period of sluggish economic growth. Rival Panera Bread Co was on a similar trajectory until last year, when "operational friction" caused it to stumble on speed.
July 21- Volume in Barclays Plc's private U.S. trading venue, or "dark pool," fell 79 percent in the week and a half after the New York attorney general accused the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.
July 17- Yum Brands Inc's disappointing Pizza Hut and Taco Bell results, along with other data, suggested the U.S. fast-food business remained weak in the second quarter and that industry leader McDonald's Corp continues to struggle. The fast-food guys are stuck, " Investment Technology Group restaurant analyst Steve West said.
NEW YORK, July 14- Volume in Barclays PLC's private U.S. trading venue, also known as a "dark pool," fell by more than a third after New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit accusing the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.
NEW YORK, June 4- The New York Attorney General's sweeping investigation into the U.S. stock market will include whether trading centers known as "dark pools" are conducting themselves properly, an official said on Wednesday.
U.S. regulators and exchanges are getting closer to a framework for a "kill switch" that could be used to shut down trading before software glitches wreak havoc on markets.
Nov 1- Starbucks Corp raised its profit forecast for the current fiscal year after sales in its top market of the United States topped expectations, giving the company optimism that has eluded much of the U.S. restaurant industry in recent months.
Nov 1- Starbucks Corp raised its profit forecast for the current fiscal year and plans to speed up new store openings, as strength in its latest quarter and new products, gave the company confidence not seen by many of its peers in the U.S. restaurant industry.
Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak, but came off the day's highs Wednesday after a top Fed official said he is against providing stimulus even if the economy worsens, opposing previous comments from chairman Ben Bernanke that fueled a strong rally for most of the session.
Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.
Investment Technology Group expects non-U.S. markets to generate almost half its revenue in 3 to 5 years as off-exchange trading venues known as dark pools and transaction cost software gain global popularity.
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