Will This Fee Increase Work?


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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Yum! Brands (NYS: YUM) continues to struggle in the U.S. while succeeding overseas. What will it take for the parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC to reverse fortunes in America?

  • Costco's (NAS: COST) latest earnings came with the news that the wholesale retailer will be raising its annual membership fees by 10%. Will Costco members react the same way to increased fees the same way Netflix (NAS: NFLX) members did? Find out why our analysts believe Wal-Mart (NYS: WMT) is quietly happy with Costco's announcement.

  • Friendly's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. How are companies like Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYS: CMG) making the restaurant landscape increasingly competitive? Our panel shares their collective thinking, as well as their favorite desserts.

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