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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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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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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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Source: Steven Vance via flickr
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All Is Not Sweet In The Sugar Industry: Battle Rages Between Natural Sugar And Corn Syrup Labels

Sugar is sugar is sugar -- right?  Not exactly, and that - along with millions of dollars in profit - is what's at stake in  the current sugar versus corn syrup debate.

A lawsuit was recently filed by a group of corn syrup producers alleging that a sugar trade group is allowing their product to be short-changed in the hearts and minds of both consumers and industry relationships

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New Food Trend: Standing Restaurants

It's standing room only at the trendiest restaurants in Tokyo - and that's by design!  The latest food trend in Tokyo is gourmet restaurants where customers stand to eat their meal, and industry experts predict that it's only a matter of time before they start to appear in the United States

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Coca-Cola Announces Flavor Drops as New Beverage

Coca-Cola plans to take a squirt on its competition, as the company recently announced a new product that will require only a few drops to get a thirsty population on the fast track to flavor town

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Olive Garden, Red Lobster Employees File Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages — Dollars and Sense

A lawsuit was filed on Thursday in federal court claiming that wait staff employees from Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other restaurant chains across the country associated with Darden Restaurants were underpaid.

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Ben and Jerry’s Suing Porn Company Over XXX Rated Movies

Popular ice cream company Ben and Jerry's is suing a porn company over some films the company has released over names they say infringes on their company image.

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Chicken Soup For The Soul To Give Fans Chicken Soup For Their Bowl

Fans of the inspirational book series "Chicken Soup For The Soul" can rejoice:  They're about to get chicken soup for their bowl(s) - as the company gets ready to launch a line of actual soups that will hit grocery stores soon

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Lead Scare Causes Recall Of Red Vines Black Licorice

High levels of lead have caused the recall of Red Vines black licorice products.  American Licorice Company - the manufacturer of the Red Vines brand has begun  the voluntary recall for their product sold in one-pound bags

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Source: Manny Hernandez via flickr
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Mandatory Tips Part Of The Experience At Vermont Restaurant

It's a divisive issue.  Once upon a time, tipping was a way to show your appreciation for good customer service from an employee.  Whether it was at the restaurant, the hair salon, or even a taxi ride - it was up to the customer to decide if and how much of a tip was left.

Then, busines

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