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  • Subway is rolling out with great fanfare two new sandwiches that are said to be low-carb and Atkins-friendly. The turkey and bacon melt and chicken-bacon combination sandwiches are wrapped in wheat-free pita bread that meets Atkins' low carb requirements.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a new policy statement opining that all soft drinks should be banned from the nation's schools as a way of combating America's obesity epidemic.

  • Gryphon Investors announced the closing of its acquisition of the Eight O’Clock Coffee Company from Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P). While it is now a stand-alone company, the coffee manufacturer will remain headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, have a roasting facility in Landover, Maryland, and will retain existing employees.

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