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Carrick on money: How McDonald’s helps make chicken pricier

A McDonald's restaurant's drive-thru sign is pictured in Los Angeles April 4, 2011.

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The best of the web on money, markets an d all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

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McDonald's is massive enough of a buyer of food products that when it adds chicken wings to its menu, as will happen in September and through the fall, chicken prices will start to rise.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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