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  • Wal-Mart, Albertsons and Longs Drug Stores announced yesterday that they will each restrict the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine because of concerns that they could be used to produce illegal methamphetamine. The products will be moved behind the pharmacy counter despite their OTC status.

  • Two former Keebler executives, John Tree and Michelle Healy, reportedly plan to reintroduce Metrecal, a 40-year-old diet drink, and will repackage it as a healthy drink for baby boomers.

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