Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon. Its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday aren't expected to be pretty either, and there's a chance its dominance will continue to wane as

Business Notes 4-20

PRESENTATION Brian Brandt, CEO of Core Insights, presented a session titled, Strategic Planning: Progress without Pain, at the Texas Education Foundation Network Annual Conference in San Marcos, Texas.Brian’s presentation focused on key items that provide a platform for a successful strategic planning process.   SUMMIT

Texas improves in business climate, but other states are catching on

  Texas has a solid lead over most states in maintaining a business-friendly climate, but other states are catching on. And some of Texas’ negatives — such as high property taxes and its business franchise tax — should be corrected by lawmakers. Those are the conclusions of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual “Rich

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