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  • Suddenly, Everyone's Turning Bullish on China

    GDP growth is slowing in China, but some investors believe large cap stocks with exposure to the country are still safe bets.

  • Earnings Preview: Burger King releasing 3Q results Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    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its third-quarter results Monday, which should give investors another snapshot on the chain's efforts to refresh its outdated image in the U.S. while expanding overseas.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.

  • Invest in Chipotle, Despite Slow Growth? Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 12:22 PM ET
    Chipotle Misses on Earnings, Sees Slowing Sales Growth

    Although Chipotle Mexican Grill faces slowing growth, two analysts suggest that a rise in menu prices may negatively affect consumer traffic and sales.

  • Is McDonald’s Stock Still on the Value Menu? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    McDonald's Beats on Sales, Misses on Profit; Shares Off

    McDonald’s sales at existing restaurants grew at the slowest pace since 2003, but one analyst still expects the fast food company’s shares to climb higher.

  • Restaurants Say: Good-Bye Pumpkin, Hello Gingerbread Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 1:22 PM ET
    Restaurants Say: Good-Bye Pumpkin, Hello Gingerbread

    After a bumper crop of pumpkin-flavored products this fall, it looks like it’s time to bring out the gingerbread and mint at restaurant chains even though trick-or-treaters have yet to ring the doorbell.

  • Chipotle stock gets big chill on growth worries Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Chipotle's stock is taking a big hit from investors worried that years of lightning-fast growth are over. Chipotle shares closed down 15 percent, or $42.93, at $243. Late Thursday, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said its third-quarter revenue and net income both grew.

  • News Summary: Stocks rise on Monday Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    The government said retail sales in August and September posted their two largest gains since October 2010. WHO THAT HELPS: Companies that rely on consumer spending, like Lowe's, TJX Cos. and Yum Brands. WHAT'S NEXT: Quarterly reports due Tuesday include Intel, Goldman Sachs, Johnson& Johnson, and Coca-Cola.

  • Pizza Hut Rethinks Presidential Debate Stunt  Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:16 PM ET
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    Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday.

  • Stocks higher after retail sales improve Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    Bank stocks rose broadly after Citigroup delivered a strong earnings report. Companies that rely on consumer spending, like Lowe's, TJX Cos. and Yum Brands, rose after the government reported that retail sales rose 1.1 percent in the U.S. last month.

  • Pizza Hut rethinks presidential debate stunt Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" Pizza Hut spokesman Doug Terfehr said the majority of the feedback the company has seen has been very positive. Pizza Hut, a unit of Yum Brands Inc., says it will still honor the prize if someone poses the question live at the debate.

  • US stocks higher as inflation remains tame Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Stocks rose on Friday after a government report showed that inflation was tame in September, which will leave consumers with more money to spend if the trend holds up. The Labor Department said Friday that wholesale prices rose 1.1 percent in September. This week saw mixed results from U.S. corporations like Alcoa, Safeway and Yum Brands.

  • US futures edge higher as US banks report earnings Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    Futures appear to be suggesting a weekly decline, however, as economic headwinds in both Europe and Asia weigh on U.S. indexes. The nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, posted record quarterly profit Friday and blew away Wall Street expectations. This week saw mixed results from U.S. corporations like Alcoa, Safeway and Yum Brands.

  • US stocks fall, headed for weekly decline Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    Bank and energy stocks led the way lower after investors had a mixed reaction to earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Investors haven't had much to get excited about, with mixed results this week from U.S. companies including Alcoa, Safeway and Yum Brands. The S&P 500 is up more than 11 percent since June 1.

  • How the Bears Roared Down Wall Street Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 6:44 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer explains how the bulls and bears duked it out Wednesday, like two opposing teams on the football field.

  • Yum Brands, FedEx, Alcoa are market movers Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Yum Brands Inc., up $5.28 at $70.99. FedEx Corp., up $4.41 at $89.99.

  • TORONTO, Oct 10- Canada's main stock index hit its lowest closing level in nearly five weeks on Wednesday, driven downward by falling financial and energy shares after the start of the U.S. earnings season flashed mixed signals for the global economy. posting a quarterly net loss and a weaker consumption outlook for China, while Chevron's.

  • Dow falls 128, with Chevron and Alcoa leading way Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Downbeat reports from Alcoa and Chevron at the start of corporate earnings season pulled stock indexes lower for a third straight day Wednesday. Alcoa, the aluminum producer, beat Wall Street's earnings estimates on Tuesday night but said it expects a slowdown in China to weaken demand for aluminum.

  • S&P Logs 4-Day Loss on Global Growth Fears Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Stocks finished near session lows Wednesday, with the Dow logging another triple-digit loss, pressured by a tepid start to earnings season and worries over the sluggish global economic growth.

  • Customers line up to buy Kentucky Fried Chicken in Beijing.

    Yum! Brands surged nearly 9 percent after its earnings report showed no major drop off in business in China. But analysts see margin pressure looming.

  • Is the Stock Market Rally Over? Pros Are Split Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    Weakening prices midday don’t necessarily mean the rally has ended, “Fast Money” pros said Wednesday on CNBC.