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McDonald's CEO steps down
McDonald's Corp., struggling amid declining sales and menu changes, said Don Thompson will step down as president and chief executive, effective March 1. The fast-food chain will replace Thompson with Steve Easterbrook, who was the company's chief ...
Lessons McDonald's can learn from Chipotle  Sydney Morning Herald
McDonald's Promotes Easterbrook to Supersize U.K Success  Bloomberg
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Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in fourth quarter
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's (FB.O) revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales.
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Facebook's mobile ads net big money  WTOC
German unemployment up to 7 pct in Jan amid seasonal factors
BERLIN (AP) - German unemployment rose to 7 percent in January, but the increase was due largely to seasonal factors and the Federal Labor Agency says the job market remains strong.
Germany's Gabriel says Greek politics mustn't burden rest of EU  Reuters
Greece can't make changes to detriment of other Europeans: German Vice ...  The Straits Times
Fed upbeat on US economy, cites strong job gains
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year.
Five takeaways from first Fed meeting of 2015  Financial Times
Inflation still ebbing, Fed leaves rate near zero  Northwest Arkansas News
FACT CHECK: Keystone XL oil pipeline not as bad for environment, good for ...
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., listens at right as Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington where they discussed their plan to introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL ...
Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line  Washington Post
FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts  San Francisco Chronicle
Shell to cut spending by $15bn over three years
Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years. Shell also said profits for the last three months of 2014 had risen to $4.2bn compared with $2.2bn in the same period a year earlier.
Oil shares drop in London, pulling FTSE 100 lower  MarketWatch
Shell announces profit fall on sliding oil prices  Al-Arabiya
No drones: FAA only wants pigskin in the air at Super Bowl
(CNN) Headed to the Super Bowl this weekend? Bring your money, foam finger and tickets -- heck, even bring your face paint -- but please leave your drone at home.
'No drone zone': FAA reminds Super Bowl fans to leave drones at home  Fox News
FAA warns against drone use inside "no fly zone" near Super Bowl  The Republic
Nokia Forecast Fails to Convince Investors After Stock's Ascent
(Bloomberg) -- Nokia Oyj reported quarterly profit showing demand from North American wireless carriers is helping Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri to revive the Finnish network-equipment maker.
Nokia profit jumps on robust sales in N. America  MarketWatch
Nokia's network unit beats on N. America growth  Reuters
Deutsche Bank Posts Fourth-Quarter Profit, Beating Predictions for a Loss
Email; Share; Tweet; Save; More. FRANKFURT - Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest bank, said on Thursday that it made a profit of 441 million euros, or about $500 million, in the fourth quarter of 2014 after a loss a year earlier, as revenue in the investment ...
Deutsche Bank surprises with profit as legal costs deferred  Reuters
Deutsche Bank posts surprise profit as litigation costs ease
Crude-Oil Futures Volatile
LONDON´┐ŻOil futures were volatile on Thursday with U.S. oil prices hovering near six-year lows as the global oil glut that has pummeled prices since midsummer showed no signs of abating.
Oil Trades Near Six-Year Low Amid Surging U.S. Crude Stockpiles  Bloomberg
Oil markets open up weak following record U.S. stockpiles  GlobalPost