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They want higher pay. This is why the fast-food worker strike is about to become global. The movement has spread to other countries around the world.
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Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Two big succession stories dominated the headlines Thursday morning, and to CNBC's Jim Cramer, they couldn't be more different.
Yum Brands said Greg Creed will become the CEO of the restaurant operator and join its board of directors on Jan. 1, replacing David Novak.
The breakfast battle is on between McDonald's and Taco Bell. The two companies have invested in the market where billions of dollars are at stake.
Some analysts say the market may be quietly sniffing out a higher rate of inflation.
David Palmer, RBC Capital Markets managing director, breaks down Yum! Brands' Q1 earnings that missed on their top line and discusses the company's China business.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
JJ Kinahan, Chief Strategist at TD Ameritrade, says Yum Brands is back "on the right path" after a 9 percent gain in China led by KFC.
Jason Moser, Analyst at Motley Fool, expects Yum Brands' improved business operations in China to help the firm outperform McDonald's in 2014.
KFC parent Yum Brands on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent.
Some of the biggest names in Corporate America, including Coca-Cola Co, General Motors Co, United Technologies Corp and McDonald's Corp all in the past week reported strong results from their China operations.
April 22- KFC parent Yum Brands Inc on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent, roughly in line with expectations, as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare last year that pummeled demand for chicken.
Yum Brands is reporting Q1 EPS of $0.87 ex-items on revenues of $2.72 billion, with CNBC's Sara Eisen.
April 22- McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as high beef costs bit into margins and fewer customer visits resulted in a bigger-than-expected decline in sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants.
With the wipeout in growth stocks, many investors turned their attention to big-cap and value names, and the trend is expected to continue.
Debating if investors should be betting on Yum! Brands ahead of tomorrow's earnings report, with Peter Saleh, Telsey Advisory Group senior research analyst, and Andrew Keene, Keene on the Markets founder.
About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre.
Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T, are due to report earnings.