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Source: FontShop via flickr
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Newsweek Magazine Folds Print Edition; Staffers Being Reduced

Add more numbers to the record-ranks of unemployment;  Newsweek Magazine has announced that they will cease publishing their print-edition after the end of this year - ending an 80-plus year history for the weekly news magazine.

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Source:  Kellogg's website
Source: Kellogg's website
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Kellogg’s Recalling Boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats Cereal

The Kellogg's company is recalling boxes of it's popular Frosted Mini Wheats cereal due to worries that the product could be contaminated with metal shavings from a processing machine.

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Source:  Wendys.com
Source: Wendys.com
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Wendy’s Updates Logo To Match Restaurant Upgrades; Company Hopes To Ignite Long-Term Growth

No, the pigtails aren't going anywhere.  But the "Wendy's experience" is about to change - company officials hope for the better.

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Source:  Hubs via flickr
Source: Hubs via flickr
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New Restoration Hardware Catalog Tips The Scales At 5 And A Half Pounds

Quick:  What catalog touts the "green" aspects of their company and then sends out 992-page catalogs printed on heavy card-stock that weigh five-and-a-half pounds through the U.S. Mail?  Restoration Hardware - that's who.

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Source:  Cookbookman17 via flickr
Source: Cookbookman17 via flickr
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Reported Bacon Shortage Might Be A Big Fat Lie

Earlier this week, news reports from Europe and Great Britain were calling for a "worldwide bacon shortage" - brought on by a combination of the drought in the United States and new farming regulations overseas.  American pork producers are telling fans of the smoky meat to stop panicking.  They say they domestically, we should be okay.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Mc-TV Is Coming: McDonalds Launches In-Restaurant TV Network

It's a growing trend.  First it was at the airport - where travelers were subjected to watching the airlines in-house television network.  Then, the proprietary channels started showing up at gas pumps, where drivers could get news updates and information on small screens that were built right into the pumps themselves.  Now, it appears that the world's largest fast food restaurant is getting into the game as McDonalds gets ready to launch their own in-restaurant television network.

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(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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New Angry Birds Game Launches, Meet Bad Piggies

Just about everyone I know with a smart phone, pad or what have you...has Angry Birds. There are shirts, hats, back packs.....just about anything is being sold. One of the most popular games on the market. Thursday (tomorrow) the new version comes out.

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Source:  Cynthia Blue via flickr
Source: Cynthia Blue via flickr
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Grey Poupon’s Facebook Page: Many Apply Few Cut The Mustard

Do YOU have refined-enough tastes to be a friend of Grey Poupon on Facebook?  Unlike most products and businesses on Facebook - where a friend request is an "automatic", Grey Poupon actually looks through your profile to see if you qualify and meet their high standards

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Source:  Sean MacEntee via flickr
Source: Sean MacEntee via flickr
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Sales Professionals Ditch The Brochure In Favor Of IPads And Technology

It's a changing world and Boston Scientific is at the forefront.  Recently, the medical device manufacturer decided to do away with paper sales brochures in favor of IPads and cloud-based technology that would allow their sales staff to walk into a potential client without a single piece of paper on  them.

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Source: mcsquishee via flickr
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Kroger Recalls Bagged Spinach Due To Listeria

More Listeria concerns have caused Kroger to recall their bagged spinach products.   The products in question were sold in 15 states - none of which include Minnesota or Wisconsin at this time.  However, Michigan stores are included.

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Source: tamaki via flickr
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Arsenic Found In Majority Of Rice Products Sold In The United States

Whether you eat the long grain variety, the Arborio "risotto" style, a baby-style cereal, or even the infamous Rice Krispies - chances are your rice has some arsenic in it.  Arsenic is a known human carcinogen.

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Source: Dave_mcmt via flickr
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McDonalds To Start Putting Calorie Counts In Lights

In a move towards further nutritional disclosure, United States locations of McDonalds restaurants are getting ready to display the calorie count of their menu items in lights - making it easier for customers to know exactly what they are ordering and eating

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