Britain, Japan sales boost McDonald's as US growth slows
McDonald's reported unexpectedly strong third-quarter results Friday, fueled by gains in overseas markets that offset sluggish growth in the US. The results "are a testament to the progress we are making to satisfy the needs of today's dynamic customers," said McDonald's chief executive Steve Easterbrook. The strong performance in international restaurants follows an overhaul of McDonald's global structure undertaken by Easterbrook.
US stock indexes head lower in early tradingU.S. stocks veered lower in early trading Friday as investors pored through earnings from General Electric, McDonald's and other big companies. Energy stocks were down the most as crude oil prices headed lower. Technology companies bucked the broader downward trend.
Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince musicWarner Bros. Records says it is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2eA07ht ), the ...
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Greece gets bailout inspection as unions raise rights claim
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Islamic State attacks Kirkuk as Iraqi forces push on Mosul
By Michael Georgy QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State launched a major attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq. Islamic State's assault on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil- producing region, killed 18 members of the security forces and workers at a power station outside the city, including two Iranians, a hospital source said. Kirkuk is located east of Hawija, a pocket still under control of Islamic State that lies between Baghdad and Mosul.