Burger King touts healthy kids' meal, Starbucks to close 600 stores, anti-Obama bloggers blame spam flags for shutdowns

Burger King is targeting health-conscious parents with a marketing and promotional campaign touting a more nutritious children's meal, which will go on sale July 7.

Burger King is targeting health-conscious parents with a marketing and promotional campaign touting a more nutritious children's meal, which will go on sale July 7. An in-restaurant merchandising and advertising campaign, which will feature “Little King,” said to be the son of Burger King's mascot, will follow the launch. The fast food giant's new meal is part of its “BK Positive Steps Nutrition Program and contains only 350 total calories, 25% of calories from fat, and 9% from saturated fat.

 

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Starbucks discloses that it will begin to close 600 stores nationwide at the end of this month.

 

Hearst Magazines tells staffers that it will shut down the weekly Quick & Simple magazine after its July 29 issue, ending a three-year run.

 

Bloggers opposing Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) say they are the victims of a campaign by Obama supporters who flagged their BlogSpot portals as spam distributors, resulting in the temporary shut-down of the blogs.

 

AT&T said it will sell the iPhone 3G to customers who don't sign up for a two-year contact, but those consumers will pay an additional $400 for the phone.

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