Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-53758 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:19:17 GMT Barclays joins retreat from commodities as new rules bite iehi-feed-53750 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:31:13 GMT McDonald's profit falls, U.S diners not lovin' the inflation McDonald's prices were up 3 percent during the quarter and traffic fell, suggesting push-back from diners... This year promises to remain challenging for McDonald's as it grapples with record-high beef prices, labor cost increases, image-denting protests from its minimum-wage workers and aggressive competition from rivals that include Burger King Worldwide Inc, Wendy's Co and Yum Brands' Taco Bell as well as privately held chains such as In-N-Out Burger and Five Guys Burgers and Fries.


The lackluster results from McDonald's landed a few days after Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, the popular burrito chain it spun off in 2006, said its first-quarter same-restaurant sales jumped 13.4 percent. Chipotle caters to a wealthier consumer than McDonald's and it serves on-trend food, including dishes made with organic produce and antibiotic-free meats. It is It is planning to begin raising prices at the end of this quarter to offset higher costs.

iehi-feed-53739 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:19:01 GMT JPY Drops, Nikkei Pops As Japanese Trade Balance Nears Record Deficit (36th In A Row) iehi-feed-53733 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:08:09 GMT Food Prices Rise Sharply iehi-feed-53730 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:50:47 GMT Russia and China announce decoupling trade from Dollar iehi-feed-53729 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:02:13 GMT Ukraine Talks Reach Initial Deal as Putin Keeps Force as Option iehi-feed-53727 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:57:25 GMT Rule - Gold "Collateralization" in China is Bullish, Not Bearish iehi-feed-53726 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:49 GMT Eurozone Inflation Stuck in 'Danger Zone,' Keeps Pressure on ECB iehi-feed-53720 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:12:42 GMT What the Heck is Going on With US Treasuries In Belgium? iehi-feed-53718 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:57:21 GMT William Pfaff: Next Step in Ukraine Crisis Is Unknown iehi-feed-53715 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:37:14 GMT Gold scarce, India`s silver jewellery exports double iehi-feed-53710 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:43:29 GMT Blowback: Protesters In Kiev Demand Resignation Of Ukraine President iehi-feed-53709 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:27:52 GMT Consumer Prices Rise as Americans Pay More for Food, Rents iehi-feed-53706 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:20:29 GMT BLM Selling Out America (for Benefit of Foreign Creditors) - Fabian Calvo iehi-feed-53704 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:06:58 GMT Eurasian Corridor Project: China to Invest $5Bln in Russia's Far East iehi-feed-53703 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:04:26 GMT Gold rush threatens West Africa's cocoa future iehi-feed-53702 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:57:43 GMT BRICS aim to finish development bank preparations by July summit iehi-feed-53700 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:40:58 GMT Europe Folds As Putin Tells It To Pay Ukraine's Gazprom Bill, Or Else iehi-feed-53697 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:02:53 GMT China Drills Into the "Roof of the World" to Help Alleviate Foreign Dependence iehi-feed-53693 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:48:21 GMT JPM's Blythe Masters Under Investigation By Federal Prosecutors