In Lean Times, McDonald’s Only Gets Fatter

Sean Gregory writes at Time.com:  Let’s face it — there are lots of reasons to hate McDonald’s: calories, cholesterol and, competition, for me at least, that queasy feeling after munching on McNuggets. Then there’s always that kid at the drive-through who forgets the ketchup. Well, add one more reason to spite Ronald: as the global…

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Wage discrimination bill passes in Senate

A wage discrimination bill that heralds the pro-labor policies of the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House cleared the Senate yesterday and could be on President Obama’s desk within days. The legislation reverses a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that narrowly defines the time period during which a worker can file a claim of wage discrimination, even…

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An early Obama test: unions vs. business

Scott Lehigh writes in Boston.com that: The early days of any new administration are carefully planned theater. What comes later is a better test of a new president’s skill, for that’s when he must start to navigate the jagged reefs that lurk just beneath the surface bonhomie. One issue that could soon test President Obama…

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