Love is in the air in the corner office these days, and that’s not a good thing.

At the weekend, Steve Easterbrook of McDonald’s became the fifth US CEO to step down over a consensual relationship since June 2018 when Intel boss Brian Krzanich lost his job, according to data collected by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The cluster of departures is the first of its kind since the outplacement firm began keeping records.

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