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McDonald’s showing signs of tear from economy

Not even McDonald’s Corp. has an iron stomach when it comes to the global economic downturn. The world’s largest hamburger chain has thrived in boom and bust times by selling cheap eats and constantly updating its menu with popular items ...

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Law movers: 7/2/12

Out of academy, into in-house For Allie M. Wright, fighting cases in-house at a company is just as challenging as combat in the courtroom. “I’m really here to battle everything that needs to be battled on behalf of the company,” ...

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Consumer prices up as gas, clothing costs rise

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices rose modestly in January on higher costs for food, gas, rent and clothing. But economists downplayed the increase, saying inflation will likely ease in the coming months as prices for raw materials level off. Separately, a ...

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Chrysler factory workers to get $1,500 checks

DETROIT — Factory workers at Chrysler will get profit-sharing checks of about $1,500 next month as they share in the automaker’s improbable turnaround. About 26,000 union-represented workers in the U.S. should get the payments under Chrysler’s contract with the United ...

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Wholesale prices declined slightly in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell last month because companies paid less for food and energy, evidence that inflation remains tame. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach consumers, ...

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Retail sales inched up in December, ending record year

WASHINGTON — Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual increase in more than a decade. Sales inched up 0.1 percent in December ...

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Unemployment benefit applications jump to 399,000

WASHINGTON — Applications for weekly unemployment benefits spiked last week, largely because companies let go of thousands of workers after the holiday season. Weekly applications rose by 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 399,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the ...

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