Retail Power Player: McDonald's shifts gears Add to ... Reuters Published Friday, Nov. 16 2012, 6:29 AM EST Last updated Friday, Nov. 16 2012, 6:29 AM EST Jeff Stratton takes over as head of McDonald's U.S. business a week after the fast-food giant announced its first monthly drop in global sales in nine years. Conway G. Gittens reports. Watch More Video: EU shrugs off downgrade, eyes Ukraine BlackBerry loses $4.4-billion Germany exports Christmas market cheer UAE exits Eurofighter Typhoon talks Zimbabwe tempts miners with ownership offer Thailand's contracting economy in the spotlight Target's holiday hijacked by hack To taper or not to taper? A tale of 2 central banks TransCanada's Girling defends Keystone XL Which vehicles make the grade for the U.S. insurance industry's highest safety award? Mark Zuckerberg unloads $2.3-billion worth of Facebook shares Russia and Ukraine defend pact EU applauds banking deal - but is it enough? Ukraine's Yanukovich says Russia bailout money not aimed against Europe Darden to spin off or sell Red Lobster Getting your portfolio into shape Airbus wins record AirAsia X deal Protests block traffic around EU summit venue Saab wins deal to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil Europe stocks rally on Fed Comments AA More Related to this Story Earnings Video: Disney scores with ESPN Market View Video: Market View: Are global economic woes weighing on McDonald's?