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Burger King Pledges Cage-Free Pork, Eggs

The fast-food chain announced that by 2017, all of its eggs and pork will come from animals not penned in cages and crates. Burger King is the first major U.S. fast-food chain to put a firm deadline on such a promise. The move is seen as part of an industry-wide shift to consider animal concerns.

For Some, 'Frustration' Over Mortgage Settlement

Earlier this month, a judge approved a $25 billion settlement between five major banks and nearly all of the state attorneys general over shortcuts lenders took to push through some foreclosures. Housing counselors say the deal has yet to make an impact in communities around the country.

An African Trader And The Perils Of Business In China

African traders have congregated around the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in recent years. For one trader, success came quickly — but it was followed by a rude awakening as he negotiated his deals.

Federal Reserve To Keep Interest Rates Low

Federal Reserve policymakers wrapped up a two day meeting on Wednesday with an announcement that they intend to keep interest rates right where they are. In a statement, the Open Markets Committee said interest rates will likely need to remain at exceptionally low levels through late 2014.

The Wal-Mart Dilemma: When Is A Payment A Bribe?

The company's business practices in Mexico are under scrutiny, but prosecuting similar cases under U.S. law has proved difficult. Only two cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act have gone to court in 35 years.

Fitch Ratings Upgrades Ford's Junk Status

Ford's credit rating was raised from junk status to investment-grade by Fitch Ratings — it's another step in the company's turnaround. Ford nearly collapsed in 2005. Since then, it has mortgaged many of its assets, even using its blue oval logo as collateral to borrow money. Under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally, Ford has repaired its balance sheet and improved its vehicle lineup.