Thursday, July 02, 2009
6896: Rising Rates And Weights.
Examining the figures in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Bosses cut 467,000 jobs in June, raising the unemployment rate to 9.5 percent. Does that figure include all the celebrities that have dropped dead in recent weeks?
• Mickey D’s is stimulating the economy with it new Angus Burger, debuting nationwide today. “Customers are looking for great tasting burgers at a value that only McDonald’s can offer,” said a McDonald’s spokeswoman. “These premium burgers are a tremendous value compared to similar fast-casual and midscale offers.” Fast-casual? Are there fast-formal restaurants out there?
• Obesity rates are rising like unemployment, with 23 states reporting citizens are heavier now versus last year. Two-thirds of U.S. adults are obese or overweight. And probably thrilled to hear about Mickey D’s new Angus Burger.