Game Scandal Seen as Unlikely to Hurt McDonald's

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CHICAGO — A super-size scandal involving its promotional games was the last thing McDonald’s Corp. needed on top of a beef safety scare in Europe, a weakened economy and vegetarians’ lawsuits over its french fries.

But Wall Street, restaurant industry experts and customers appear to have little beef with the fast-food giant about the conspiracy that denied patrons $13 million in cash and prizes since 1995.

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