McDonald's says a key sales figure dropped 2.5 percent in July due to continuing weakness in the US and an expired meat scandal in Asia that rocked the continent's fast food market. A TV report last month showed workers a McDonald's supplier repacking expired meat, and many restaurants iwere left without beef and chicken supplies as a result.
Iraq and Gaza made the world financial markets nervous Friday, though Chinese stocks rose after surprisingly strong growth in exports. Investors fretted about Russia's decision to retaliate against sanctions with a ban on food imports from the West. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama authorized US airstrikes in northern Iraq.
NFL tickets in London will be more expensive than ever this year, and several NFL figures, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, have voiced support for an NFL franchise in the city. NFL tickets for whole seasons and not just a few games a year can be sold in London, and perhaps in Germany, experts say, but the league has several obstacles to consider.