Shareholders weren’t lovin’ it: McDonald’s CEO resigns

Don Thompson will be replaced as the company’s CEO.

The past few years have been difficult—to say the least—for McDonald’s. Just ask the company’s soon-to-be former chief executive.

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    Pinpointing cause of quakes in Okla. could truly shake state’s foundation

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    Yahoo’s complex Alibaba spin-off will save billions in taxes

    Yahoo’s complex Alibaba spin-off will save billions in taxes

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    Longtime Va. congressman to become lobbyist

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    Stock market mixed in early trading; McDonald's stock jumps

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    Lynch: Alcohol is safer than marijuana

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    The majority of consumers have subprime credit scores, report says

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