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The source of this image is an article in NY Times Magazine, the text of which (about a quarter down the page) is quoted exactly. Kevin Drum, a blogger for MotherJones, tried to track down the source of this anecdote. He found a tweet by the article's author, Elizabeth Green, saying that she got it from "Threshold Resistance", the memoirs of Alfred Taubman, ...


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McDonald's Israel (distinct from McDonald's Corporate) supports Israel in the sense that it pays taxes and is a corporate citizen on the ground. Beyond that, it has not taken actions that could be classified as "first tier corporate support to the cause of Zionism" (which is simply a classification for donors to a specific organisation anyhow). For ...


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No they don't. Snopes have covered this rumor already. Beyond the official McDonald's publication and advertising, Snopes also cites the Federal Trade Commission Act which has the power to: prevent persons, partnerships, or corporations from using unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or ...


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Later in the interview, Warren responds to a critique with the following: But I get your point, maybe it’s only four cents on $7.19. But if your entrees are $14.40 we’ll see how fast I can do the math — are you telling me you can’t raise your prices by eight cents? Warren's quick math implies that an entrée that costs twice as much now would still cost ...


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Americans approximately consume about 5 billion hamburgers a year and it is presumed that most hamburgers are composed primarily of meat. However, research by Prayson B et.al. in 2008 shows that: Meat content in the hamburgers ranged from 2.1% to 14.8% (median, 12.1%). The cost per gram of hamburger ranged from $0.02 to $0.16 (median, $0.03) and did not ...


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According to Meat & Poultry 1998: Ask anyone in the pork industry how the addition or deletion of the McRib from the menu can change pork prices overnight. However, is McDonald's more influential than Russia? On the surface it may appear the Oak Brook, Ill.-based conglomerate wields more influence in this business. And Franchise Times 1999 says: ...


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According to an article from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS): "In simple terms these companies and unions applied for and received a waiver that would allow them to continue offering 'limited benefit plans' to their part-time, seasonal and temporary employees. The waiver is for one year and only waives the portion of the law ...


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