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  • ConAgra Foods has signed a deal with former boxer George Foreman to create and promote a line of meats that can be cooked on the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machines. The goal is to tie the two product lines together via cookbooks, infomercials, and in-store promotions; terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Published reports say that Puerto Rico’s government has decided to permit
    Wal-Mart Stores to purchase 32 stores from Supermercado Amigo there. The government previously had tried to block the acquisition.

  • The New York Times reports that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has signed a deal with the Coca-Cola Foundation, that will allow the soft drink manufacturer to distribute the academy's education messages. However, questions are being raised as to whether an alliance between a soft drink manufacturer and a group of dentists is entirely proper.

KC's View:
Seems proper to us.

A dentist we know gives out the most sickeningly sweet and corrosive snacks every Halloween. He calls it an “investment in my kids’ college education.”

Which sort of falls in line with our view of dentists…which is that every dentist might as well be named “Szell.” If you get our meaning…