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  • *Burger King comp sales up 6.7 pct; Tim Hortons' 5.5 pct. July 27- Restaurant Brands International Inc, formed out of Burger King's takeover of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons last year, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as new menu items helped attract customers. "I think has been more innovative with their new product offerings than McDonald's...

  • As sales fall in US, McDonald's eyes variety of changes Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's is looking at variety of changes to win back customers in the U.S.: A new value message to replace the Dollar Menu, breakfast all day, and nips and tucks to improve the taste of its burgers. Overseas, McDonald's Corp. said the sales figure rose 1.2 percent in Europe. It fell 4.5 percent in the segment including Asia, the Middle East and Africa, as China...

  • July 16- Domino's Pizza Inc reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts estimates for the first time in two years due to a strong dollar, and said Chief Financial Officer Michael Lawton will retire at the end of August. The company's shares were down 3 percent at $115.10 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The company has been...

  • The company has been outperforming rivals such as Yum Brands Inc's Pizza Hut and McDonald's Corp in the United States due to the digital investments, which make it easier for customers to order pizzas using methods such as smart watches and digital wallets. Pizza Hut reported a disappointing 1 percent rise in same-store sales in the United States on Tuesday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street edges lower as energy weighs Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    *Bank of America rises after profit more than doubles. "We were positive the whole day and we sort of lost our gains right at the tail end," said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors in New York. "If crude were to be going down, that would mean there is an assumption this deal may get through Congress or the President's veto won't get...

  • *Bank of America rises after profit more than doubles. Brent settled down $1.46 at $57.05 while U.S. crude settled down $1.63 at $51.41 a barrel. The group was buoyed by a 3.4 percent rise in Bank of America to $17.72 and a 3.7 percent gain in U.S. Bancorp to $45.51 after their quarterly results.

  • Yum sticks to growth forecast despite slow China recovery Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    "We believe this is achievable," Grismer said, noting that Yum typically makes 60 percent of its profit in China in the second half of the year. To stem the decline in sales, Yum has launched a slew of measures in China that range from new menu items to testing an upmarket diner aimed at customers tired of fried chicken. Yum has also revamped its breakfast menu and rolled...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St higher; financial stocks lead Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    *Nasdaq biotech index hits record high on Celgene deal. Celgene jumped as much as 10.7 percent to a record high of $135.98 after the company said it would buy Receptos to get a potential multibillion-dollar drug. Celgene's gains helped push the Nasdaq biotech index to hit a record high for the third time in three weeks.

  • *Nasdaq biotech index hits record high on Celgene deal. *Bank of America rises after profit more than doubles. *Delta Air Lines warning weighs on airline stocks.

  • *Celgene soars on deal to buy Receptos. Celegene's shares jumped as much as 9.4 percent to a record high of $134.34 after the company said it would buy Receptos for $7.2 billion to get a potential multibillion-dollar drug. Receptos jumped 10.4 percent to $228.64, while the Nasdaq biotech index jumped more than 2 percent to hit a record high for the third time in...

  • *Bank of America rises after profit more than doubles. July 15- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank remained on track to raise interest rates this year, with turmoil abroad unlikely to throw the U.S. economy off track. "The fact that the Fed feels comfortable raising rates even with...

  • Early movers: BLK, BAC, PRNA, DAL, LNKD & more Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • July 15- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on raising interest rates and the outcome of a Greek parliament vote on the terms of a third bailout. *Bank of America's quarterly profit more than doubled as legal costs dropped sharply, driving expenses down to their lowest since...

  • After-hours buzz: Yum, CSX, Celgene & more Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:36 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Yum, CSX, Celgene & more.

  • July 14- Yum Brands Inc, the owner of Pizza Hut and KFC, reported its fourth straight quarter of falling sales as it struggles to recover from a food scandal in China, a market where the company makes most of its profit. The company's sales at established KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in China plunged after a television news story in July last year alleged that one of...

  • Yum Brands sales fall for fourth straight quarter Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    July 14- Yum Brands Inc, the owner of the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains, reported its fourth straight quarter of falling sales, as it struggles to recover from a food scandal in China, a market where the company makes most of its profit. The company's net income fell to $235 million, or 53 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 13, from $334 million, or...

  • Yum earnings beat, but key China metric misses Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 4:10 PM ET
    A KFC restaurant is shown in a shopping mall in Beijing.

    The parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell delivered mixed results on Tuesday.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher as second-quarter earnings season began and investors eyed developments in Greece and a slight recovery in oil prices.

  • Banks, retail, Iran may steal thunder from Greece Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The market could shift focus away from Greece on Tuesday and instead focus on earnings.

  • July 14- U.S. stock index futures mostly fell on Tuesday as investor focus shifted from Greece to the U.S. earnings season and as oil prices took a beating on expectations of increased supply after an Iran nuclear deal. *Iran and six world powers reached a deal under which sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations would be lifted in...