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Not lovin’ it: McDonald’s eats humble pie after Twitter backlash – News – Food & Drink – The Independent

McDonald’s has admitted a venture into social media backfired when a Twitter campaign designed to spread good news about the fast-food giant was hijacked by unhappy eaters. McDonald’s sent out two tweets with the hashtag #McDStories to highlight the “hard-working people” who help to produce its meals and promote the …

China’s New Protectionism – Businessweek

As competition grows, Chinese authorities clamp down on foreign businesses such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour    It’s been a rough year for foreign businesses in China. In April, Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever was fined $308,000 for publicly announcing it was considering price hikes, allegedly sparking hoarding. In July fast-food …