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Reuters reports that McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner told the Chief Executives Club of Boston that while his fast food chain has done well during the recession, high unemployment has had an impact - primarily on the breakfast business, where in some markets has seen declines because people have stopped buying Egg McMuffins on the way to work because they aren’t actually going to work.

ABC News reported yesterday that its weekly Consumer Comfort Index was a -51 last week, down from -50 the week before, and the lowest it has been in three months.
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