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Michelle Obama and Walmart: A Match Made in PR Heaven

Walmart's announcement that it will hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years has prompted a wide range of reactions, but no one was more effusive in their praise than Michelle Obama. No surprise: The retail giant has been courting the First Lady with initiatives on her signature issues.

Can Fast Food Really Make America Healthier?

McDonald's and other fast-food establishments recently garnered praise from First Lady Michelle Obama for making great strides toward "making America healthier." But how admirable have their efforts really been? Here's a closer look at the likely effects of changes to the happy meal -- and a different business's better efforts.

Is Cap'n Crunch Easing Quietly Into Retirement?

Quaker Oats, which manufactures the cereal, and parent company PepsiCo, appear to have distanced themselves from the highly sweetened brand. Indeed, Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries is tied for first on a Yale list of the least nutritional cereals marketed to children and families.