Daily business briefing: McDonald's workers protest during annual meeting

May 22, 2014 

McDonald's has closed one of its buildings at its corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. during an annual meeting because hundreds of protesters had planned to demonstrate over the low wages paid to its workers. More than 138 were arrested for refusing to leave the property. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


Sears Holdings Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edward Lampert said the retailer is seeing progress in its shift to a member-focused business. Its first-quarter member sales comprised 74 percent of eligible sales. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


Marathon Petroleum will spend $2.87 billion to acquire the retail operations of Hess, the largest chain of company operated gas stations and convenience stores on the East Coast. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


Sony Corp. has reported a $1.3 billion loss for the first quarter. It is forecasting a 50 billion $490 million loss for the current fiscal year. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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