McDonald's-loving hero comes with a side of controversy
May 10th, 2013
12:10 AM ET
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A golden marketing and do-good opportunity for McDonald's may have lost its luster.

The fast food giant found itself at the center of big news this week in Cleveland, when Charles Ramsey freed three women and a girl who police say were held hostage for years. Ramsey became a viral video star, and in interview after interview, he told TV anchors that he had gone to McDonald's before rescuing the women and rushed to their aid carrying a "half-eaten Big Mac."

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New York fast food workers protest, demand higher pay
April 4th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
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Naquasia LeGrand, who gets paid $7.70 an hour at a KFC in Brooklyn, New York, recently got her full-time hours cut by more than a third. She said the reduced pay isn't enough to pay her bills.

LeGrand is joining fast food workers across New York City on Thursday in protest. Organizers are expecting workers at 70 of the city's McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and Yum Brands-owned Pizza Hut and KFC locations to join. The protests were organized by a coalition of labor, community and clergy groups called Fast Food Forward.

Dozens of workers walked off work Thursday morning at a McDonald's location near Times Square, according to Jonathan Westin, executive director of New York Communities for Change, one of the main sponsors of the protest. He said that a Burger King on Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn had trouble opening on time in the morning because so many of its workers had walked off.

Read the full story - New York KFC, McDonald's workers strike - on CNN Money.

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