McD's doing great

Tough economic conditions may abound, but McDonald's Corp. seems to be thriving. The firm reported sales growth of 8.2% in October, with U.S. sales increasing 5.2%, and Middle East, Asia and Australian operations growing 12% for the month. Rather than increase prices, the firm has reduced portion size to combat global price increases for raw materials.

Tough economic conditions may abound, but McDonald's Corp. seems to be thriving. The firm reported sales growth of 8.2% in October, with U.S. sales increasing 5.2%, and Middle East, Asia and Australian operations growing 12% for the month. Rather than increase prices, the firm has reduced portion size to combat global price increases for raw materials.