Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Morning One Liners...

Half of Colorado's United Food and Commercial Workers would stop paying union dues if they could, according to the group's local president.

The UFCW in Utica sponsored an 'Eat Healthy Day' where students learned about eating healthy then had to race around a supermarket to purchase healthy food.

As Key Food passes from scene in Bay Ridge, Foodtown plans an Expansion.

Ninety Waldbaum’s pharmacists in 35 New York-area stores have authorized a strike after the company’s parent said it wants to pull the plug on their pension benefits

John Mackey, chairman and chief executive of Whole Foods Market here, this week issued an online in his bog on the company's website for the trouble he caused though his pseudonymous postings on the Yahoo stock message board.
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Mackey is also back to blogging...........again.

Reaffirming past estimates, an economic impact study of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 found that 11,105 pharmacies across the country could close due to reductions in the Medicaid reimbursement rate, which is well below their cost to fill prescriptions.
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Supervlau in Minnesota has reportedly agreed to pay $15 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by Albertsons employees who quit, retired or were fired between 1996 and 2004 — before Supervalu acquired the company — but did not receive their final paychecks.
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Representatives of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1473 in Madison, Wisconsin are urging a boycott of Woodman’s Market, issuing pamphlets at Woodman’s stores charging that the retailer had intimidated its union employees.
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Huntington Hartford II, the A&P heir noted for extravagantly spending a fortune on money-losing ventures and costly divorces, died at his home here at age 97, reports said Tuesday.
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Developments

The Fresh Market, Garden of Eden and housewares company Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. have all expressed interest in leasing space in Fort Lee, N. J. The most important name there is The Fresh Market, who since December have expressed interest to come up to the North East.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overrode President Bush’s veto of the 2007 Farm Bill by 316-108 votes, and the Senate followed yesterday, voting 82-13.
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Politics

The NY Sun writes on Casimatidis' campaign to the Mayors Office.

Noted economist and University of Maryland scholar John Lott says the election of Barack Obama as president would benefit labor unions even more than eight years of a Bill Clinton White House did.

In the face of mounting controversy over headline-grabbing statements from the Rev. John Hagee, CNN has learned that presumptive Republican nominee John McCain decided Thursday to reject his endorsement.

And Mayor Bloomberg was caught drinking in public last night.

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