Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Morning One Liners...

07/11/08 (Get to Sev, it's Free Slurpee Day)

Fresh Direct continues their superb PR: Most days, Fresh Direct delivers produce from Long Island farms to city nabes. But the online grocer recently made the reverse trip, toting 45 Brooklyn second-graders to the North Fork to pull carrots and milk goats. Read the story here.

Stop & Shop this week hosted the first of three scheduled “Affordable Food Summits” to help consumers cope with the rising cost of groceries.

Must Read:

A Mexican comic book containing a character that the White House once denounced as an offensive racial stereotype is again at the center of controversy after being sold at Houston-area Wal-Mart stores.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has won a permanent gag order and agreed to drop its lawsuit against a fired security employee who detailed to media what he said were the retailer's surveillance practices.

Congratulations to Wal-Mart, who was inducted to the 2008 Hall of Shame for employers.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for going on a shopping spree with a stolen credit card in a Staten Island Pathmark store.

Claiming that odors from two nearby sewage plants have at times made them nauseous, forced them to stay indoors and possibly even caused medical problems, a group of residents in the South Bronx is suing the city and the owner of one of the plants.

UFCW in Seattle is facing a problem with the city's ban of plastic.

Political

Obama continues to raise cash in New York.

Bloomberg joins Pataki in Green Business Summit

McCain's ad aims at Spanish voters.

Enjoy the weekend

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