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Record $300 Million Net Loss For McDonald's In Japan As Sales Drop

Hit by a string of scandals over food safety controls, McDonald's business in Japan has posted its worst annual results since going public 15 years ago.
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Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly, and contractors worry about immigration fallout.
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Should 'Right-To-Work' Law Be In Virginia Constitution? GOP Wants It On Ballot

Republicans in Virginia want to enshrine a bill banning mandatory union membership in the state constitution — a move analysts say is intended to increase turnout among the commonwealth's conservative base.

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9th Annual Crunchies Honors Silicon Valley Movers And Shakers

The San Francisco War Memorial Opera House was bursting with tech founders and investors Monday for the Crunchies. Among those honored, the best CEO and best startup funder.
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Farm Contractors Balk At Affordable Care Requirements

Many in the agriculture industry in California are worried about an Obamacare requirement that employers offer workers health insurance in companies of 50 or more people.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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Chipotle Closes Restaurants To Hold Meetings On Food Safety

Chipotle held food safety meetings on Monday in all its restaurants. Stores won't be open for lunch but will be later in the afternoon. Managers will review new protocols designed to prevent the outbreak of food-borne illnesses. More than 500 people got sick last year after eating at a Chipotle.
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Consumer Confidence Slides In China, With Effects Beyond Its Borders

As China's stock market falls and economic growth slows, Chinese consumers are putting off purchases and trying to get their money overseas.
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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

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The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

There was little excitement in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Many of the best had already been seen on social media; the others were underwhelming.

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