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McDonald’s CEO Reveals the Brand’s 4 Biggest Problems

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McDonald's is struggling to get back on top. The fast food giant reported Tuesday that global same-store sales dropped 3.3% in the third quarter. And the company has lost market share to fast-casual brands like Chipotle and better-burger restaurants like Five Guys. 

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Leadership Lessons From Charles Schwab’s Former CEO

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David S. Pottruck has a new book out this week, called Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against All Odds. I talked to him about his career and what he learned about leadership along the way. Here are edited excerpts of our conversation.

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Total Moves Quickly to Name Patrick Pouyanné CEO

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Total SA ’s board of directors on Wednesday named refining and chemicals head Patrick Pouyanné as its new chief executive, installing a company veteran to navigate the oil major through a period of sliding oil prices and uncertain politics in Russia, where it has made a large bet.

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Deloitte’s 2015 Wealth Planning Guide Shows a More Stable Environment That Last Year

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This year, in the 27th edition of the Annual Wealth Guide, Deloitte takes a hard right turn to reflect today’s reality of a more stable planning outlook. Whereas the past few years they've focused on planning in the midst of uncertainty, the debate has died down on many fronts.

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Crisis of the Week: Johnson Controls CEO’s Affair

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Johnson issued a statement saying Chief Executive Alex Molinaroli will stay in his job and has the full support of the board. Mr. Molinaroli sent an email to company employees acknowledging the affair, and told them the matter was “closed” and they should focus their “energy and attention on our future.” How effective were these statements in resolving the issue? Were they enough to satisfy investors and employees?

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Good Succession Planning Is Key to a Smooth Transition

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Having someone in mind as your next chief executive is fine when the succession takes place in orderly fashion, but it may leave a company scrambling for a Plan B if the board’s chosen successor is unavailable following the death of the chief executive.

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French Oil Company CEO Killed in Moscow Plane Crash

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As employees of the French company mourn the loss of their CEO Christophe de Margerie, the company must quickly and efficiently put their succession plan into place. de Margerie's plane crashed after hitting a snow removal truck during takeoff at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport.

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Tech Expert Explains the Internet of Things

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Helen Rebecca Schindler is a research leader at RAND Europe, specializing in technology and innovation policy. Mark Purdy and Ladan Davarzani of the Accenture Institute for High Performance interviewed her as part of a research project on the Internet of Things (IoT). They discussed how society, business and the economy will be affected by the IoT.

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Honeywell Forecasts $280B Market for Biz Jets

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The market for business aircraft is slowly growing again, bolstered by cautious optimism that global economic activity will continue, according to a new industry forecast of deliveries over the next 10 years that boosted expected shipments by about 2% from its earlier projection.

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