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McDonald’s, Domino’s, Subway

JUST how did your favourite fast restaurants get their names? MCDONALD’S In 1940, brothers Dick and Mac McDonald opened a small but successful drive-in restaurant in San Bernardino, California. They redesigned it to focus on hamburgers, fries and milkshakes in 1948, and partnered with Ray Kroc in 1954. But there …

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KELLOGG’S has halted operations in Venezuela amid “current economic and social deterioration”. The US-based company said in a statement it laid off 300 workers Tuesday at a time of widespread hunger in the crisis-wracked South American nation. “The current economic and social deterioration in the country has now prompted the …

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Central Walk

ONE of Australia’s busiest and oldest transport interchanges is to undergo a revamp that could stretch into the hundreds of millions of dollars. But the Government is still refusing to be drawn on a much larger multi-billion plan that could see much of the station buried under a forest of …

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Telsta vs. Optus

OPTUS has won a legal stoush over its “empires end” ads, with Victoria’s Supreme Court rejecting Telstra’s claims they amount to misleading or deceptive conduct. The telco claimed Optus’ use of the phrase wrongly implied it “undisputedly” operated Australia’s best mobile network, but Justice Ross Robson was not convinced. “I …

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