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  • Canada’s Loblaw Cos. announced that it will close six warehouses and lay off 1,400 people over the next three years in an effort to cut costs and compete to compete with rivals such as Wal-Mart.

  • A federal study, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, suggests that 23.7 percent of Virginia residents qualify as obese – up from 9.9 percent just 15 years ago, and marking Virginia as the state with the fastest growing waistline.

    The state government reportedly is looking to create initiatives that can address the problem, especially in the public schools.

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