For the first time since April 2003, global monthly same-store sales for McDonald’s Corp. fell, decreasing by 1.8 percent in October. Same-store sales fell in both the United States and Europe by 2.2 percent, while those in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, or APMEA, division declined by 2.4 percent. The results were not unexpected, as McDonald’s chief executive Don Thompson disclosed last month during the company’s third-quarter earnings call that October ...

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