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Don Thompson

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson to retire, company says, will be replaced by chief brand officer Steve Easterbrook - @CNBC

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McDonald's

McDonald's responds to Virginia workers' civil rights lawsuit; says company 'has a long-standing history of embracing the diversity of employees, independent franchisees, customers and suppliers, and discrimination is completely inconsistent with our values' - statement

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Adelaide, South Australia, AU

A man has died after he crashed his car into the wall of a McDonald's outlet in Adelaide, South Australia - @abcnews

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business

McDonald's to cut 63 headquarters jobs in cost reduction - @ReutersBiz

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Venezuela

McDonald's in Venezuela run out of french fries, franchisers blame US West Coast dock workers dispute - @chibreakingbiz

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labor

National Labor Relations Board issues complaints against McDonald's, franchisees for alleged violations of workers rights - @NLRB

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Durham, NC, US

#breaking Police respond to carjacking at a Durham McDonald's restaurant http://t.co/9S3OCgE0By - @ABC11_WTVD

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McDonald's

McDonald's will cut 8 menu items, drop 5 extra-value meals in January to boost service speed - @CNBC

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earnings

McDonald's reports steeper-than-expected fall in global same-restaurant sales in November - @Reuters

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest 2014

Reports of people attempting to throw rocks, smash windows at McDonalds on W Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Mo. - @iamsakuma, @jelani9

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McDonald's

McDonald's say the company's key global sales figure slipped 0.5% in October, with a food-safety scandal in China and weakness in the US as factors - @Reuters

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Palmdale, CA, US

#BREAKING Dead male inside a McDonald's in Palmdale. Tune into CBS2/KCAL9 News for more info. - @KCBSKCALDesk

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Merced, CA, US

RT @MarianaJacobTV: #BREAKING Merced police are now looking for the driver who they say hit & killed a 3 year-old in a McDonald's parking l… - @ABC30

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Los Angeles, CA, US

#BREAKING: Emergency crews called to report of person shot at McDonald's near Van Nuys and Laurel Canyon. More info to come. - @myfoxla

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Arleta, Los Angeles, CA, US

Person reportedly shot at McDonald's at Van Nuys/Laurel Canyon boulevards in Arleta, according to Los Angeles Police Department - @ABC7

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earnings

McDonald's 3rd-quarter earnings beat expectations, but global sales fell 3.3%, worse than expected - @businessinsider

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capital punishment

Chinese court sentences to death 2 members of fringe religious group Quannengshen for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant in May - @AFP

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China food-safety scare 2014

US meat supplier to lay off 340 employees of Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired meat to KFC, McDonalds, and other customers - @AP

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earnings

McDonald's raises quarterly cash dividend by 5% to $0.85 a share - @CNBCnow

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Fast food worker strike, September 2014

Photo: Banner drop across from McDonald's in Boston in support of fast food worker strike - @MassJwJ

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