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• California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that is designed to return the state’s Beverage Container Recycling Fund to solvency. The fund ran into problems when over the past few years the state has borrowed hundreds of millions of dollars from it in order to close its budget gap. That led to the fund running try, which prevented companies doing recycling from getting reimbursed for the cans and bottles that were being redeemed.

The California Grocers Association (CGA) had supported the legislation, and CGA President Ronald Fong called the Governor's signing "a positive first step on the road to a permanent solution." CGA is seeking a long-term legislative fix that will restore and improve the landmark program.

• The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports that Supervalu has sold its Payson Store Fixtures division to DGS Retail Inc. in Boston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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