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Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef

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Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week.

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Tom Jackson: Torched church inspires conclusion-leapers

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A century-old historically black church in Greenville, Mississippi, was torched Tuesday night, leaving the insides a sad mass of crumbling ashes. Only a vanishing fraction of us wouldn’t agree this is a terrible thing. Awful as it was, however, what made this apparent act of arson newsworthy outside Washington County is this: The apparent perpetrator paused to scrawl “Vote Trump” in silver paint on the outside. Because of that, the FBI has initiated a civil rights investigation. Accordingly, if by…

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It’s my tree, let me be: Woman tries to save leafy abode

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For a quarter century, Shawnee Chasser has lived in a treehouse not far from downtown Miami. The 65-year-old grandmother who once protested the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons says she hates the oppressive feeling of walls and air conditioning, loves the open breeze and relishes the connection to nature in lush, tropical surroundings. Not long ago, Miami-Dade County code inspectors discovered the treehouse, declared it unfit for human habitation and ordered it torn down. Now Chasser is fighting to keep…

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Today on Context Florida: Bear meat & Whole Foods, GOP bluster, bizarre politics and the Salt Shaker Test

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Today on Context Florida: Doing research about Florida’s “astonishingly efficient” bear hunt, Tom O’Hara came across an equally astonishing analogy. The chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wrote this about hunting: “Hunting is the first and original organic and natural grocery store, offering locally-grown and harvested protein from the land. Think of it as nature’s Whole Foods. Health-conscious families value living off the land.” But after some investigation, O’Hara learned the analogy isn’t quite appropriate. Republican antics may…

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Whole Foods: New concept to take name of ‘365’ house brand

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Whole Foods says it will name its new chain of smaller stores with lower prices after its “365 Everyday Value” house brand. Co-CEO Walter Robb tells The Associated Press that the chain will be named “365 by Whole Foods Market,” a nod to the brand already sold by the grocery chain. He said that while 365 products will anchor the stores, the chain will also have other items, including national brands. Since announcing plans for the chain in May, recent…

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New survey names Publix as one of nation’s most reputable retailers

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Although it comes as little surprise to many Floridians, Publix has been named once again as one of America’s best retailers. In its annual survey, the Reputation Institute ranked the Lakeland-based grocer second on the list of America’s 50 most reputable retailers, just behind online giant Amazon. Overall, supermarket chains moved up in the ranking this year, with Whole Foods jumping five spots to third place. “The overall reputation of America’s top retail companies has steadily improved over the last…

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