Erin Penewell

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Why I'm on strike today: I can't support myself on $7.85 at Burger King

I know what it feels like to be afraid that your children will go to bed hungry, your heat will be turned off or you'll be evicted<p>• Coming Monday: live chat at noon (EST) on what it's like to live on minimum wage in the US<p>I've worked at fast-food restaurants in North Carolina for the past 15 years. …

Burger King's Franchising Efforts Pay Off Big in 3Q

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Burger King’s third quarter net income surged to $68.2 million from $6.6 million a year ago, due in part to its franchising strategy over the last 12 months.<p>In the past year, the burger chain refranchised 519 company-owned restaurants. As …

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New Fries Help Burger King To A Whopper Of An Earnings Boost

The fast-food chain Burger King reports a huge jump in earnings: nearly $70 million in the last quarter. A year ago, third-quarter profits were just over $6 million. Customers flocked to locations in the U.S. and Canada to taste the "Satisfry," a supposedly healthier french fry.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE …

Is Burger King Gaining Ground on McDonald's?

For many years, both <b>Burger King</b> and <b>McDonald's</b> have been known as fierce competitors with mostly differentiated menus. Burger King is known as "The …

McDonald's vs. Burger King: The Burger Wars Heat Up

<b>McDonald's</b> has been the clear winner in the fast food space. <b>Burger King</b> always played second fiddle, and despite many attempts to catch McDonald's, …

Is Burger King Beating McDonald's in a Street Fight?

On Thursday morning, <b>Burger King Worldwide</b> will release its fourth-quarter results. We will finally learn if Burger King is one of the culprits that …

General Mills drops GMOs from Cheerios

No more GMOs in your Cheerios.<p>General Mills Inc.said it is no longer using genetically engineered ingredients to make its signature cereal.<p>The switch comes after a nearly yearlong campaign by a consumer activist group to pressure General Mills to drop genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs, …

Nancy Pelosi: I'm Not Disappointed In Obamacare For A 'Nanosecond'

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave a robust defense of the health care law Wednesday -- and offered a pointed contrast between herself and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- saying that not for a "nanosecond" has she been disappointed in the law.<p>Pelosi, who staked her …

Pelosi: Let's Spend Our Energy Making Obamacare Work

Message discipline, thy name is Rep. Nancy Pelosi.<p>If you've been paying attention to congressional Democrats since the Affordable Care Act website failed to launch as planned in early October, you probably didn't hear much new from Rep. Nancy Pelosi's interview with Robert Siegel, co-host of NPR's</i> …

Pelosi says she's 'proud' of ACA

As Obamacare continues to come under bipartisan attack, Nancy Pelosi offered a full-throated praise of the law, saying she wished it would’ve gone further.<p>The House minority leader, speaking to reporters Wednesday morning, said she wants to “say every chance I get how proud we are of” Obamacare.<p>“It …

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On The Front Lines: Nancy Pelosi Defends Obamacare Claims, Says Dems ‘Stand Tall’ In Support

<b>By: Greg Clary (CNN)</b><p>House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday neither she nor President Barack Obama misled the American people when they said, during the run-up to the passage of Obamacare, that people could keep their health insurance plans.<p>Pelosi clarified their remarks, saying they only …