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Food and Beverage Companies Propose New Regulations for Advertising Toward Children

According to the Los Angeles Times, some of the nation’s largest food and beverage companies have proposed new self-imposed regulations to drastically restrict the kinds of products they advertise and
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Cargill Settles Lawsuit Over Wages at Nebraska Plant

According to the Associated Press, Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by workers seeking back pay for unpaid time they spent preparing for and cleaning up
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FDA Approves New AstraZeneca Blood Thinner

According to the Associated Press, a long-delayed blood thinner from AstraZeneca PLC won U.S. approval Wednesday, posing new competition to the multibillion-dollar blockbuster pill Plavix. The Food and Drug
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Coca-Cola Second Quarter Net Income Rises on Overseas Growth

Coca-Cola Co.''s second-quarter profit rose 18 percent on strong growth overseas and the acquisition of a bottler, according to the Associated Press. The results beat expectations and the company''s stock
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Dean Foods Reaches $140 Million Settlement with Farmers

Dean Foods Co., one of the largest dairy distributors in the United States, says it has agreed to pay $140 million to settle a lawsuit over pricing with a group
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FDA Says Bristol-AstraZeneca Diabetes Drug May Cause Cancer

Bloomberg reports that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and AstraZeneca Plc’s new diabetes pill may cause breast and bladder cancer, according to U.S. regulators weighing whether to clear sales of the medicine.
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Tyson Foods Cited for Alleged Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 10 violations against a Tyson Foods Inc. meatpacking plant in northeast Nebraska, according to the Associated Press. The federal agency cited the
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Mo. Gov. Nixon Approves Grain Dealer Requirements

Missouri grain dealers will face more stringent financial requirements under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon in response to the most costly grain fraud scheme in state history, according to
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Revised Rules Aim to Speed New Alzheimer''s Drugs

According to the Associated Press, the government is making it easier to test new Alzheimer''s drugs, hoping to speed progress toward new treatments for the mind-robbing disease. One of every
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Smucker Co-CEOs Pay Packages Shrink in Fiscal 2011

J.M. Smucker Co.''s co-CEOs, great-grandsons of founder Jerome Monroe Smucker, both received smaller pay packages in the 2011 fiscal year than in 2010, according to Associated Press calculations. Timothy Smucker,
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