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Christian group: Buy ‘Jesus chicken’ from Chick-fil-A

The American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, is urging people to show appreciation for the fast food chain Chick-fil-A by purchasing their products during the week of April 25-30. The so-called “buycott” is in response to an “attack by homosexual activists against the Christian-owned Chick-fil-A company,” the group said.…

Indiana University students file complaint over Chick-fil-A discrimination

Students at Indiana University South Bend have filed a formal complaint against the university’s Chancellor, alleging the presence of the fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A violated vendor policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. “Students impacted by the continued presence of Chick-fil-A on campus have come forward today…

Blockbuster auction to decide video chain’s owner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Multiple bidders are expected to vie for bankrupt movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc at an auction on Monday that will decide the company’s next owner and amount of money available to pay off claims. Once the world’s largest video chain, Blockbuster had a market cap of more than $5…

US book chain Borders files for bankruptcy

WASHINGTON — US bookstore chain Borders announced Wednesday that it has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors so that it can reorganize and re-emerge as “a stronger and more vibrant book seller.” “It has become increasingly clear that in light of the environment of curtailed customer spending, our ongoing…

Watch: ‘Terrorists’ kidnap Ronald McDonald statue in Helsinki

HELSINKI — A group calling itself the Food Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for “kidnapping” a statue of the McDonald’s food chain mascot Ronald McDonald and has threatened to “execute” the figure if their demands are not met. The group posted a video on YouTube where balaclava-clad “terrorists”, holding the…

Wal-Mart invests in China e-commerce retailer 360buy.com

US chain Wal-Mart has invested in Chinese e-commerce consumer electronics seller 360buy.com, as the world’s largest retailer steps up its presence in China, a report said Tuesday. Wal-Mart has teamed up with another five investors to inject 500 million dollars into 360buy, whose rivals include Taobao, the dominant online marketplace…

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