GOOD DAY FOR: A second helping, after a new government study found that a few extra pounds don’t increase the risk of cancer or heart disease, and may actually protect against death from tuberculosis, emphysema, pneumonia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Being overweight was found to increase the risk of dying from kidney disease and diabetes, however. (The Washington Post)
BAD DAY FOR: A friendly beer, after No. 2 U.S. brewer Miller and No. 1 Budweiser got in a slugging match over a new Miller ad. The ad pokes fun at Budweiser using the company’s iconic animals: the Dalmatian and the Clydesdale. Bud took out a full-page newspaper ad yesterday featuring a Dalmatian urging Miller to “keep up the bad work.” (AP in Yahoo! Finance)