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• The Wall Street Journal reports that if new rules covering egg production, giving more power to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and taking it away from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), had gone into effect before July 9, it is at least possible that the salmonella outbreak resulting in the recall of more than a half-billion eggs could have been avoided.

• The Associated Press reports that Dollar General has begun selling beer and wine in some of its southeastern US stores, and plans to expand the service to places a) where beer and wine sales by it are legal, and b) where customers seem to want it.
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