People queue to order food at a McDonald’s restaurant in Beijing. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Sales at McDonald’s grew last year at the swiftest pace in at least a decade even as the fast food group faced a turbulent period in which it abruptly(...)

One study found 11% of couples meet at work, down a third since 1995. Photograph: Getty Images

Love is in the air in the corner office these days, and that’s not a good thing. Over the weekend, Steve Easterbrook of McDonald’s became the fifth U(...)

One more referendum, with feeling: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon poses with a guitar in Dalkeith, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Image of the week: Anti-Brexit belief It’s been a happy start to the UK general election so far for Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, the le(...)

Mothercare has lost nearly half its share value this year. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

European shares advanced on Monday, amid signs that the US and China could soon put to rest a damaging trade war, with a better-than-expected set of f(...)

McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. Photograph: PA

McDonald’s fired chief executive Steve Easterbrook because he had a consensual relationship with an employee, losing the strategist who revived sales (...)

Everything is  vine: Westminster tube station is rebranded as Westminster Jungle in a newspaper promotion. Photograph: Leon Neal / Getty Images

Image of the week: Signal delays The problem with this Westminster tube sign, remodelled as Westminster Jungle on Tuesday as part of an advertising c(...)

McDonald’s has been on a mission to improve its burgers with the introduction earlier this year of fresh quarter pounder sandwiches across the US, where the chain has about 14,000 locations. T

McDonald’s, the world’s biggest restaurant chain by sales, posted same-store growth in its home market that missed estimates in the second quarter, ev(...)

 All Happy Meals advertised on US menu boards will be 600 calories or less by June, McDonald’s said in a statement. Photograph: Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg

McDonald’s is removing cheeseburgers from its Happy Meal menus as the fast food giant seeks to shed its junk food image amid a clamour for healthier l(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel holds a 3D printed figurine of herself at the Hannover Messe trade fair. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP

In numbers: Bank holiday bliss 4 Number of UK-wide bank holidays that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party wants to add: St David’s Day, St George’s Day, St(...)

McDonald’s all-day breakfast  has  helped to  bring third-quarter revenue to $6.42 billion. Photograph: iStock

McDonald’s third-quarter revenue has topped analysts’ estimates, helped by international markets like Britain and Canada, as well as the expansion of (...)

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