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  • Class action against NBTY alleges protein-spiking

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Six men from Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Kentucky and South Carolina have filed a class action lawsuit against NBTY for deceptive advertising of its protein powder. The plaintiffs claim NBTY Inc, United States Nutrition Inc. and...

  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. In her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South Korean...

  • McDonald's can't appeal NLRB franchise decision

    The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.

  • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings. State liquor...

  • Class action filed over Whole Foods’ allegedly ‘worthless’ homeopathic medicine

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after consumers claimed it misled purchasers into believing its products effectively treat the flu, coughing and other symptoms. Whole Foods nationally markets, advertises,...

  • Jack Daniel's leads higher results at Brown-Forman

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Led by demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent despite lower stockpiling by distributors. The company behind such other brands as Southern Comfort, Finlandia and el Jimador...

  • Vitaminwater agrees to settle class action alleging misleading labels

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against the Coca Cola Company and Energy Brands Inc. alleging Glaceau Vitaminwater was deceptively marketed has been settled. The settlement will include changes to Vitaminwater’s labeling and marketing, which will benefit all class members...

  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create the world's...

  • Class action filed against Walmart over Great Value fruit juices

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Walmart after class members claim it marketed its Great Value brand cranberry pomegranate juice as being composed of two fruits when it is made up of five fruit juices and contains very little pomegranate....

  • Burger King seeking to acquire Tim Hortons and move headquarters to Canada

    Burger King would be one of the largest and most well-known companies to seek to leave the U.S. in a so-called corporate inversion, in which a U.S. company buys a smaller foreign company in a lower-tax jurisdiction and then places its headquarters in the foreign country to lower its tax bill.

  • Glance: Burger King, Tim Hortons tie-up talks

    Burger King is in discussions to purchase Tim Hortons. Here's a look at the two restaurants. Burger King Established: 1954 Headquarters: Miami Market capitalization: $11.03 billion, according to FactSet. More than 13,000 restaurants in 98 countries and territories globally. Sells burgers,...

  • Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

    ISLAY, Scotland (AP) — Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly. It's said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made, so Reavey's Bruichladdich Black Art single malt would offer a touch of barley, a splash of the sea, and a whiff...

  • De Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

    PARIS (AP) — Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said Sunday. She was 80. She died Friday in a Paris "from the effects of a serious operation",...

  • Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

    IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors. As many as 3,000 people are expected to visit...

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

    BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement...



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