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There Is a Petition for Obama to Nationalize Twinkies

When the US auto industry was in jeopardy four years ago President Obama stepped in with a bailout package. Now it's the American junk food industry that's in peril, with Hostess Brands closing up shop and heading for liquidation, and some want Obama to take an even more drastic step.

Daniel B. of Kansas City has started a petition for the president to "Nationalize the Twinkie industry."

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What Are the Most Common Places to Find Germs in a Restaurant?

For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner takes place at the dining room table. But if your family's tradition involves going to local restaurant instead, you should understand the risk factors involved in breaking bread with hundreds, possibly thousands, of other people who might not be as hygienic as you.

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McDonald’s Is Testing a New, Healthy Option: the Egg White Delight McMuffin

In an attempt to add some healthier alternatives to their breakfast menu, McDonald’s announced earlier this week that it is currently testing a new, lower-calorie breakfast sandwich called the Egg White Delight McMuffin.

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Why Can’t You Get a Coca-Cola for a Nickel? Blame the Bottle

Coca-Cola is everywhere. The drink is sold in just about every supermarket, drug store and gas station across the country and throughout the world. Not much has changed since the product's inception except, of course, the price.

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Are You Ready for ‘Meatless Mondays’? — Survey of the Day

Do you think you could ever find the motivation inside your carnivorous brain to not eat meat at least one day a week? We don't mean going full-blown vegan here, just eliminating meat from your diet one out of every seven days.

That is what the city of Los Angeles is hoping to achieve for its citizens, as the city council recently deemed all Mondays from this point forward in Los Angeles county to be “Meatless Mondays.”

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10 Bizarre Thanksgiving Foods: Vegan Turkey, Gravy Soda and More

Bizarre presentation, unusual flavor and the “oddball factor” add new elements to this great tradition. If you're feeling playful and adventurous, you could add a few of these items to your menu.

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Hostess, Makers of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, Going Out of Business

Hostess Brands, makers of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, have announced they are going out of business.

According to WNEM, the company is laying off 18,500 workers and will be closing down plants that make the iconic brands.

Hostess had already shut down three plants after a strike by members of its bakery workers' union saying it

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McDonald’s Suffers First Sales Drop Since 2003

The Golden Arches are sagging just a little bit, as fast-food kingpin McDonald's reported a near 2 percent decline in overall revenue for their locations that have been open for at least 13 months. Industry experts say this is the first time the burger giant has experienced a month-to-month drop in that sector since spring 2003.

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Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches Are Tasty, Quick and Grossly Unhealthy

When it comes to breakfast, few things are tastier than an Egg McMuffin. But a new Canadian study says delicious morning meals like that may be causing serious damage to your heart.

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Facebook Makes You Spend More and Over-Eat — Dollars and Sense

Facebook may be giving people a false sense of self-esteem, leading to overspending and gluttonous behavior, according to new research.

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