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• Kroger said that it has reached tentative agreements with more than 19,000 unionized employees in its Atlanta and Savannah stores. Terms of the agreement have not been released, pending ratification of the tentative contract by the rank and file.

US News and World Report reports that a new study suggests that drinking two or more sugared sodas a week could increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. The sugar in soda, the report published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention says, “could boost the body's insulin levels and spur cancer cell growth.” Critics opf the study say that it is based on too small a sample - 140 participants - to be credible.
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