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Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

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MICHAEL BROWNSTEIN President and CEO Brownstein Group, Philadelphia Founded oldest brand-communications firm in Philadelphia, with clients including Comcast and Microsoft. GREG BUSTIN Master Chair Vistage International, Dallas Heads world’s largest CEO membership organization as a leadership-development and strategic-planning consultant. BRIAN COHEN President, Strategic Asset Growth Advisors, Los Angeles: Turned around Farmers Insurance financial services unit and other companies. Former CEO of Pacific Specialty Insurance. DAVID COLE Chairman ...

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Fast-Food CEOs Are Caught in Perfect Storm of Woes

If you think you’ve got problems, maybe you should be running a fast-food company these days. The challenges faced by CEOs and brand owners and franchisees in the quick-serve-restaurant (QSR) business begin with disinterested customers, stretch to striking workers, include problems with products and positioning, and extend to increasingly formidable competition, along with increasing pressure from legislation.

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Factoryless Goods Producers Will Maintain Non-Manufacturer Status for Now

The only true way to track the re-growth of U.S. manufacturing is to use reliable statistics about the output of America’s factories and the people they employ. That reality was behind the Obama administration’s recent decision to shelve a controversial proposal to reclassify ‘factoryless’ goods producers as U.S. manufacturers despite the positive sheen it would have placed on the nation’s manufacturing efforts.

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