| May 29, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The Service Employees International Union spent at least $2 million last year supporting the effort to organize low-wage fast-food workers and staging strikes in Chicago, according to filings with the Labor Department.
It was known that the SEIU has...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:43 AM
McDonald's Corp. is trying to prove that it has the right recipe for growth after another disappointing quarterly performance.
The world's largest restaurant company reported first-quarter sales and profit on Tuesday that missed Wall Street's...
| Apr 20, 2014
— The rules of business in Bogota in the 1990s reached far beyond balance sheets and profit margins.
If you could afford an armored car, you bought one. If you had the means to move your family to Miami, you did. On weekend trips, you either...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald’s newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald?
On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and announced he'd be featured...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:21 AM
McDonald’s sales at existing U.S. locations were flat in April, slightly better than Wall Street anticipated and an improvement after five consecutive months of declines.
The world’s largest restaurant company ran a free coffee promotion...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:35 AM
A pint-sized dish of cevichocho, served on the street in Otavalo, sparked one of those ah-hah moments so unexpected it caught me unawares.
By the time we the three of us parked near the town's famous craft market, lunch time had come and gone. Heading...
| Apr 19, 2014
BERLIN — The process started two years ago by Thomas J. May was bound to be unsettling.
May, who became chief executive of Northeast Utilities when it merged with Massachusetts utility NStar in April 2012, has spent the intervening months...
| May 25, 2014
McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters.
The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran is tired of hearing about motorists whose cars were towed for reasons he finds ridiculous — for being parked outside the white lines in a supermarket lot, for instance, or at a fast food restaurant when the...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Dear Mr. John "Big John" Paterakis: Congratulations on a life of success in bread. Your H&S Bakery Inc. cornered the market on fast-food hamburger rolls. Your company holdings include Automatic Rolls of North Carolina, Automatic Rolls of New England,...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:12 AM
McDonald's Corp. plans to begin market testing seasoned french fries, to be called Shakin' Flavor Fries, today in three California markets and in St. Louis, Mo.
Customers will start with regular french fries, then add one of three seasonings -- garlic...