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  • Germany, Japan, U.S. markets are fixer-uppers for McDonald's

    Germany, Japan, U.S. markets are fixer-uppers for McDonald's
    McDonald’s Corp. admits its efforts to fix things in Germany and Japan will take time and that it needs to pay better attention to what customers want, two company executives said on Friday. The world’s largest restaurant company says that it...
  • Office Depot to close 400 stores

    Office Depot to close 400 stores
    Office Depot plans to close 400 U.S. stores — more than a fifth of its Office Depot and OfficeMax locations — by 2016, the company said Tuesday. Of those, 150 are slated to close late this year, after the back-to-school season. Boca Raton-...
  • Mutual-fund fees decline as stocks rise and investors get smarter

    Mutual-fund fees are declining as the stock market rises and investors become savvier about expenses, according to a new study. The sharp rise in share prices last year triggered discounts in which fees in many funds dropped as the assets in those...
  • Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation

    Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation
    Pacific Investment Management Co. is rehiring a former top executive in its latest bid to overcome the furor still lingering from the surprise resignation of its chief executive early this year. The Newport Beach bond fund giant said Tuesday that Paul...
  • Mondelez, Master Blenders to create global coffee company

    Mondelez, Master Blenders to create global coffee company
    Mondelez International Inc. is combining its coffee business, which includes brands like Maxwell House and Gevalia, with one from a smaller rival and restructuring its business as growth in the global snacks business slows. Mondelez and D.E Master...
  • Pilgrim's Pride raises its offer for Hillshire

    Pilgrim's Pride raises its offer for Hillshire
    Hillshire Brands Co. shares hit a new high on Tuesday after Pilgrim's Pride Corp. raised its offer for the Chicago-based food company to $55 per share. Investors are now waiting to see whether bidder Tyson Foods Inc. will come back with yet a higher...
  • Investing: energy stocks that pay 4 percent and up

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because the U.S. energy market is rapidly expanding, thanks in large part to the shale boom, the master limited partnership market offers plenty of choices. True, some old-time darlings are running aground because their pipes...
  • Pimco trustee assails exec's salary

    Pimco trustee assails exec's salary
    A longtime trustee for Newport Beach's $1.9-trillion Pimco funds lashed out at the reported $200-million annual salary of Bill Gross, the billionaire bond guru who co-founded the giant money manager in 1971 and remains its chief investment officer. "You...
  • McDonald's same-store sales drop in February

    McDonald's same-store sales drop in February
    McDonald’s Corp. on Monday cautioned that weak sales so far this year will pressure its first-quarter margins, as the world’s largest restaurant company struggles to keep up with competitors and stand out during a chilly winter. Oak Brook-...
  • Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments

    Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments
    A major player in the burgeoning business of renting single-family homes is cashing in on its portfolio — to raise money to buy more. Colony American Homes — an arm of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital LLC — plans to issue $513.6...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • How to evaluate 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Why bother with a "go-anywhere" mutual fund? For many investors the answer may be that there's no need. If you have a well-diversified portfolio and a truly long-term focus, your asset mix may suit you just fine. Older investors who are more fearful...