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  • Procter & Gamble Co. has announced that it will market a line of personal care products developed for tweens and teenage boys, the first time the company has targeted boys ages nine to 16.

  • McDonald's announced that it has signed deals with all the major credit card companies - American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover - that will enable it to double the number of its restaurants that will accept plastic as payment by the end of the year.

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is slaughtering some 275,000 chickens and turkeys there in an attempt to limit an outbreak of avian flu that was discovered in British Columbia.

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