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Will departed exec at Starbucks come back?

SEATTLE -- Former Starbucks chief operating officer Troy Alstead's surprise decision to take a year-long sabbatical in January puzzled many analysts, who considered him a potential successor to CEO Howard Schultz.

One question remains: At the end...

New McDonald's CEO salary: $1.1 million

CHICAGO -- McDonald's executive Steve Easterbrook is getting a big pay bump in his first year as CEO, while his predecessor Don Thompson stands to take home $3 million over the next year for consulting services.

Easterbrook and other McDonald's ...