FROM Lisa Baertlein
McDonald's Profits Drop 30% in Last Quarter Fast food is out, fast casual is in, and Ronald McDonald is taking notice. Profits are down at McDonald’s by 30%, and the company is offering something it’s never come up with before: instead of just super-sizing, now you can “customize.” “Create Your Taste” means that McDonald’s customers will be able to build their own burgers with toppings and buns that won’t all be the same, and restaurants in different parts of the country will offer different menus. Lisa Baertlein covers the food industry for Reuters.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.