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Wall Street Watch this Week: A Bummer Earnings Season Begins

Earnings season is here, and that's not necessarily a good thing. The profitability of all S&P 500 companies is expected to post its first year-over-year decline in nearly three years. Even information technology, a perceived bright spot, is struggling (excepting Apple).

10 Surprising Brands That We're Starting to Love Again

Popularity can be fickle: One day America loves your brand; the next, you're passe. But every year brings some surprising rebounds, and you won't believe some of the companies that made 2012's list for most improved images in the eyes of U.S. consumers.

How This Fast Food Chain Is Eating McDonald's Lunch in Asia

The most popular Western-style, fast-food company in China right now is Yum! Brands, which operates Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC. In fact, Yum!'s operations in China dwarf McDonald's -- and looks like it'll repeat the feat in India too.

Why Yum! Took a Chance on Doritos Locos Tacos

Taco Bell's new Doritos Locos Taco hit restaurants last week, and it's already getting plenty of publicity -- and mockery. But whether it's a hit or a flop, expect more fast food mash-ups and bold blunders from the big chains.

Fast Food: Filling Up Without Emptying Your Wallet

While many fast-food restaurants have added healthier options, most still focus on cheap, high-calorie, high-fat fare. But who provides the most calories per dollar? To find out where you can get the biggest bulge for your buck, we compared McDonald's, KFC and Taco Bell.

Don't Give Up On This Yummy Stock

The market wasn't overly impressed with Yum! Brands' quarterly report on Tuesday night. The company that watches over Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut has seen domestic business fall by 2% to 3% at each of its three chains. But Yum! fared substantially better in China, with its popular KFC scoring a whopping 19% spike in comps.

CEO Shuffle: Three Major Corporate Chiefs Step Down

Announcements made late Wednesday and early Thursday revealed that three large companies -- Wendy's, Costco, and Bank of New York Mellon -- are losing their CEOs. And while the first two cases sound like they'll result in smooth transitions, the third comes as something of a shock.

10 Most Unhealthy Fast-Food Items on America's Menu

America is getting heavier and less healthy every year, and our increasing consumption of fast food is at least partially to blame. 24/7 Wall St. examined the menus of the top 10 quick service restaurants to find the items that were the highest in calories, carbohydrates, sodium and saturated fat. Here's what they found:

Face-Off on Stocks: McDonald's, Yum, Wendy's/Arby's

fast-food restaurants appear to have put the worst of the downturn in consumer discretionary spending behind them, but new industrywide challenges have emerged for 2011. That got us wondering if there's fast money to be made in fast-food stocks -- or if shares are too hard to swallow at current levels.

Yum Brands Earnings Squeak Past Estimates

Yum Brands narrowly beat Wall Street's estimates by reporting an adjusted profit of 58 cents a share, four cents more than estimates. International growth, particularly in China, has tempered a downward trend in U.S. sales.

Taco Bell to embrace breakfast

taco bell breakfastFor those craving a Mexican-inspired burrito breakfast, Taco Bell will soon be your go-to spot. The restaurant chain will permanently launch a...

Taco Bell goes to India

Taco Bell goes to IndiaIf you are holidaying in India, and miss the taste of home, don't fret. Along with KFC, Pizza Hut, Mc Donald's, TGI Friday's and Ruby Tuesdays there...

Taco Bell Launches Another Fast-Food Diet

With the start of a new year comes resolutions from millions of Americans to lose weight, a Sisyphean task that has kept Weight Watchers and Slim-Fast in business for decades. Now, Taco Bell, the fast-food restaurant owned by Yum! Brands, has jumped into the fray with a marketing plan that's remarkably similar to Subway's decade-old Jared campaign.

Taco Bell menu targets dieters

taco bell tacos Taco Bell says you can enjoy that bean burrito or steak taco without agonizing over how to burn off the calories thanks to its new drive-thru menu...