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November 26, 2007
GOOD DAY FOR: Chips off the old block, after Rite Aid started selling paternity kits at its California, Oregon, and Washington stores. The DNA kit, from Sorenson Genomics, sells for about $20, plus a $119 lab fee. “There is a curiosity and a need to know that can be provided discreetly, conveniently, and affordably at retail,” said Sorenson CEO DouglasFog. (The New York Times, free registration required)
BAD DAY FOR: Planning ahead, after circulars for the recalled toy Aqua Dots—which metabolize into the “date rape” drug gamma hydroxy butyrate when swallowed—appeared in yesterday’s newspapers. Retailers said the ads were too far in the production pipeline to pull after the Nov. 7 recall, and could show up in newspapers for another two weeks. (AP in CNNMoney.com)
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