In the following MarketFoolery podcast video, host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jim Gillies and Jason Moser, discuss the top business and investing stories from Thursday's market.

Today, the guys take a look at why one recent downturn in McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) financial numbers may mean less than you think it does; why dynamo video game producer Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) can make blockbuster hit after blockbuster hit and still be ignored by the market; and why Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM) is experiencing a small amount of blowback, when its only mistake was setting its own standard of excellence too high.

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