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Kellogg 3rd-quarter net income falls; outlook cut -- Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. said Wednesday its third-quarter net income fell 14 percent, worse than expected, as the company spent more on improving its supply chain, adding to cost pressure it already faces from soaring commodity costs. The world's largest cereal maker also lowered its earnings guidance below expectations. Company shares fell nearly 8 percent in midday trading.

Maybe he can help procure some better customer service??
Kriacoulacos to head Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal procurement -- Comcast Corp. has put the top procurement officer of its cable operations in charge of procurement for the entire company. The Philadelphia cable-television, Internet, phone and media giant promoted Peter Kiriacoulacos to executive vice president of procurement at Comcast Cable and named him senior vice president of procurement for NBCUniversal. Kiriacoulacos' title had been senior vice president of procurement for Comcast Cable.

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California Woman, Unable to Pay Bag Fees, Stuck in Airport for Eight Days -- But that's just what happened at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) when Weissinger, who says she's flat broke, showed up at the airline's ticket counter with just $30 to her name, expecting to be able to check in two bags free of charge. Huh? Where did she get an idea like that? Well, it turns out that she had not flown in five years.

An interesting way to recycle.
John Zapolski: Healing Africa With Cuff Links Made From AK-47s -- It takes as little as $4 worth of steel to make the world's most notorious killing device–the AK-47. But the nearly 20 million of them fueling wars in Africa cost the continent more than $18 billion per year, according to Oxfam. "Our vision is an Africa free of assault rifles," Zapolski says. "We create wearable art from AK-47s that we remove and destroy from Africa–and the pieces that we make are made by some of the world's most inspired creators."

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