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  • NEW YORK-- Burger King Worldwide Inc. reports its third-quarter results Monday, which should give investors another snapshot on the chain's efforts to refresh its outdated image in the U.S. while expanding overseas. In April, Burger King unveiled its biggest ever menu revamp, along with a star-studded advertising campaign.

  • NEW YORK-- McDonald's will start selling bags of ground coffee at its restaurants in Canada next month, a move that could spread to other regions around the world if successful. John Betts, president of McDonald's Canada, also noted in an interview that McDonald's has a history of taking hit products from specific regions and expanding them globally.

  • NEW YORK-- McDonald's Corp. reports its third-quarter results Friday, which should give a glimpse of how the world's biggest hamburger chain is coping with intensifying competition and the challenging global economy. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: After outperforming its rivals for years, some analyst think McDonald's may be entering a period of slower growth.

  • PIGTAIL TWEAK: Wendy's Co. is giving its logo a touchup for the first time since 1983. Executives say the pared down, modern look will signal its transformation into a more premium hamburger chain. MAKEOVER HISTORY: The Dublin, Ohio- based chain says it's only the fifth logo update since it opened its first location in 1969..

  • NEW YORK-- Wendy's pigtails are getting a tweak. It's only the fifth logo update since founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's in 1969, and perhaps the most significant. Wendy's push has intensified since Brolick came on as CEO about a year ago.

  • NEW YORK-- Wendy's pigtails are getting a tweak. In an interview with The Associated Press, CEO Emil Brolick said the current logo had served the company well for the past three decades, but that it was time for an update. It's only the fifth logo update since founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's in 1969, and perhaps the most significant.

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    The 2012 QSR Drive-Thru Study ranked Wendy's service the fastest while Burger King came in last.

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    As the markets continue to focus on today's monthly non-farm payrolls numbers, a breakdown of the data show that hiring has been strong within the restaurant industry.

  • NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Nokia Corp., up 19 cents at $2.76. Generac Holdings Inc., up $2.14 at $25.03.

  • The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, also said its gauge of manufacturing employment rose following a decline in August.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Small cap stocks rallied on Monday as a surprise expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector quieted concerns about economic growth at a time when central banks are seen continuing to support markets. The ISM number suggests that things are not that bad, "said Adam Sarhan, chief executive officer at Sarhan Capital in New York."

  • The Dow Jones industrial average rose 118 points to 13,554 as of 1 p.m. Eastern. Stocks had already been up in morning trading, but the gains accelerated after the report was released by the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 rose.

  • NEW YORK-- U.S. stock market futures rose Monday, following European markets higher, as investors cautiously welcomed the result of stress tests of Spain's banks and a slight improvement in a survey of the eurozone's manufacturing sector.

  • NEW YORK-- An analyst lowered his rating on Wendy's Co. on Monday, saying that he has concerns that a key revenue metric may disappoint in the third quarter.

  • Oct 1- The Wendy's Co:. *Janney cuts The Wendy's Co to neutral from buy For a summary of rating and price target changes on U.S. companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

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    Restaurant earnings results have been mixed so far this year, but one analyst told CNBC that he has seen an “uncanny improvement” in fast-food names across the board as many chains revamp their locations and menus.

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    You can develop your message with key points but key points are not the main message.

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    U.S. regulators, retailers and manufacturers are growing increasingly concerned that a surge in the number of products being recalled is resulting in "fatigue" by the public — increasing the chance that consumers could ignore or miss a recall that could ultimately endanger their health, USA Today reports.

  • Smashburger, a chain of fast casual burger restaurants, gets it's name from the process used to cook burgers, which entails smashing a ball of 100% Certified Angus ground beef on a grill to sear in the juices.

    The success of Smashburger has proven that there is room for an upscale market in the burger franchise business.

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    Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz has unveiled a 7.3 percent stake in Ingersoll-Rand.