Retail Power Player: McDonald's shifts gears Add to ... Reuters Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 6:29AM EST Last updated Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 6:29AM 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: Uber raids Goldman Sachs for talent South African farmers in drought battle Myanmar's dangerous but lucrative jade business thrives Alibaba's Jack Ma likely partner in newspaper deal No ruling yet on fantasy sports feud What you need to know about the new Canada Child Benefit program Pods instead of pop cans? Keurig is betting there's a market for it Market Call Tonight: Top Picks from Lightwater's Jerome Hass U.K.'s Osborne sticks to budget target Deere's profit plummets Backup plans: How one money manager handled Valeant plunge Maple Leaf Foods cutting another 400 jobs Markets shrug off Turkey-Russia tension Canada’s depressed dollar could be a swing factor for Black Friday European stocks higher on easing Turkey-Russia concerns Shoppers wait for deals Germany riding the storm? Cheap gas has travelers going the distance Singapore gets sharp GDP revision in the third quarter Carrick Talks Money: Is it okay to have debt in retirement? 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?