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Good day, bad day: July 12, 2012
A pizza server scores a $500 tip, while McDonald's rivals are banned from selling fries at the Olympics — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
McDonald's has gained "sole rights" to selling french fries (or "chips" as they say in the U.K.) during the 2012 London Olympics.
McDonald's has gained "sole rights" to selling french fries (or "chips" as they say in the U.K.) during the 2012 London Olympics.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Baby boomer boozehounds
A new study finds that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce bone loss in middle-aged women. [Huffington Post]

The service industry
A family fulfills a deceased man's dying wish of buying a pizza and giving the server a $500 tip. [Gawker]

Serendipitous shopping
A man finds his stolen car on eBay — 42 years after it was swiped from a Philadelphia street. [Geekosystem]

BAD DAY FOR:

Olympic competition
Food vendors at the London Olympics bemoan McDonald's sponsorship deal that prevents Golden Arches competitors from selling french fries. [Newser]

Mourning joe
A South Carolina funeral home is criticized for opening a Starbucks franchise on its premises. [New York]

Yahoo's comeback
A security breach exposes nearly half a million of the beleaguered internet company's users' email addresses and passwords to hackers. [Business Insider]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: July 11, 2012

 

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