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• The Wall Street Journal reports that the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is pressing Anheuser-Busch to pull its Spykes malt liquor beverage off the market, saying that it is primarily being marketed to underage drinkers. CSPI calls the product “liquid Lunchables,” though it concedes it has no hard evidence of the underage consumption.

Francine Katz, Anheuser's vice president of communications and consumer affairs, tells the Journal: "Our products are intended for adults and are marketed responsibly. We're committed to fighting underage drinking, but the way you do it is not to limit choices for adults."

HealthDay News reports that a new Dutch study suggests that high doses of vitamin K – found in such foods as soybean, olive and canola oils, and dark green vegetables such as broccoli, kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts – may help to reduce arterial calcification. The revelation could have implications for people who take blood-thinning medications.

• The Dallas Morning News reports that “today's most cutting-edge research points to the benefits of a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and grains, which are loaded with helpful phytochemical properties” and can help night diseases such as cancer.

• The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that “the National Labor Relations Board set a hearing into whether Starbucks Corp. illegally kept workers from unionizing at four of its Manhattan coffee shops.” A hearing is scheduled to take place on June 12 before an administrative law judge.

• There are published reports that Ahold is considering trying to buy Dutch department store chain Hema. The cost of such an acquisition is expected to be more than $1 billion (US).
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