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Walmart Joins The Mail Order Gourmet Food Business

In an effort to expand their demographics and their business model, Walmart has joined the mail order gourmet food business.

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Lake Nebagamon Residents Victimized By Credit Card Hackers – Here’s How To Protect Yourself

It happens every Holiday season. Credit card numbers are stolen by computer hackers. As of last week, over one hundred people in Lake Nebagamon and surrounding area  have been victimized so far, and the list is increasing each day.

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Source: Gordon Lew via flickr
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New Study Sheds Light On The Ten Germiest Places In A Restaurant

If you're like most people, you dine out for at least one meal a week in a restaurant.  And, you'd like to think that the food and the environment is as safe and clean as your own home. Unfortunately, it's no surprise that they're not - and a recent study sheds light on the "most-germiest" places in a restaurant.  The worst part:  The restroom isn't in first place!

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The End Could Be Near For Hostess – Maker Of Twinkies And Wonder Bread

Two favorites from your childhood could be gone forever as the company that makes them gets ready to surrender to a strike that's held up operations for the past three months.  Hostess Foods says that if an agreement wasn't reached by the evening of November 15th, they would be forced to shut down operations and liquidate the company, resulting in the loss of 18,000 jobs

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Strike May Cause Twinkies Shortage on Grocery Shelves

Twinkies are here today, but for how long?

Hostess, which has made the Twinkie since 1933,  is facing a labor strike at 23 of its 36 baking plants and is considering to “permanently close certain locations due to our inability to resume full-scale production,”

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Minnesota And Wisconsin Farmers Can Rest Easy After Failed California Vote On Genetically-Modified Foods Fails

It was a win for the food industry along with farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin as California voters rejected a vote to mandate labeling for food products that have been genetically modified. Part of the reason that the election went the way it did was an investment from the food industry to lobby potential voters;  Those investments included money from local companies

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Source: Mike Baird via flickr
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Fast Food Wars: Taco Bell Ups The Ante With New Options

The age-old adage in business is to "get big or get out" - and it appears that Taco Bell subscribes to that theory.  The fast-food chain is rolling out new menu options aimed at targeting outside of their usual customer demographics.

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Holiday Shoppers Can Preview Black Friday Deals Right Now

Holiday shopping is right around the corner, and some are in dread of the event. With large crowds, impulse buying, and limited sale merchandise, many opt for internet shopping. For those who prefer to shop "in store," there are great deals to be had now because inventory is plentiful, the stores are less crowded and your stress level isn’t so high you’ll be making bad decisions.

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New Business Provides a Snuggle for an Hourly Fee, While Some Claim More Than Snuggling is Happening [VIDEO]

Guys lets face it. There are times when we all need a little "cuddle" action, someone to "snuggle" up with right? This can sometimes present a  problem, unless you live in Rochester N.Y. Jackie Samuel live there, and she'll do the snuggle with you for $60 an hour. She owns a company called "The Snuggery" that she runs  out of her home.

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Source: Kraft Foods Website
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Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Jalapeno Variety Of Kraft String Cheese

A voluntary recall of Kraft Foods jalapeno-variety of string cheese has issued - with concerns that a thin layer of plastic film from the package may remain adhered to the product, resulting in a choking hazard.

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One Persons Trash Is Another Persons Dinner; Fish Mongers Are Expanding What Americans Eat

A fish monger in Houston is slowly expanding the dining horizons of restaurant patrons - one fish at a time.  PJ Stoops has made a business for itself by buying the "secondary" fish - the "trash fish" if you will - that usually get thrown away, and selling them to inventive restaurants to show up as dinner on your plate

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Changes are Coming to the Nutrition Labels on the Foods You Buy

The Food and Drug Administration is making changes to the nutrition labels you see on the products you buy at the grocery store.  The alterations are aimed at helping customers make "health choices".

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