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Big Macs booming

FAST food giant McDonald's recorded a 5pc jump in profits as sales rose by a record $24bn (€17.5bn).

The group said net profit rose to €3.62bn an increase of 5pc compared with 2009.

Although there were severe winter conditions in the US and Europe in the fourth quarter, sales rose 4.4pc and 3.4pc respectively, the company said.