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New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages

New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages

Generally speaking, thinking about a burger and fries is fun, while thinking about the Federal Reserve is kinda dull. Here's a chance to combine topics into a happy meal of sorts: McDonald's plan to raise the minimum wage for certain workers is smart for the company and a good sign for the economy. Business has been off at McDonald's, especially in the United States, for many reasons, including stronger competition from other chains and branding problems at the Golden Arches. The company has faced criticism about the healthfulness and quality of its food, about the service in its stores, about its environmental record, about the low wages it pays. There's nothing...

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