Bidding War for Family Dollar Stores, Heinz Recalls Infant Cereal in China, Facebook vs. Satire

- August 18, 2014 12:40 PM
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bidding war for Family Dollar Stores has begun as Dollar General Corp. offers $8.9 billion for the chain, topping rival Dollar Tree’s bid.

U.S. food seller H.J. Heinz Co. recalled four batches of infant cereal in China after excessive levels of lead were found.

The ALS Association reported $13.3 million in donations since July 29, compared with $1.7 million in the same period last year. The “ice bucket challenge” on social media has been the main impetus for the spike in donations.

Facebook is adding a feature that automatically tags stories from sites like The Onion as satire due to user feedback expressing difficulty telling satirical news from real.

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