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L&I Denies Targeting Italian Market Vendors; PA’s Indoor Smoking Ban Has Had a Minimal Impact on Bar and Restaurant Business

• L&I; denies it’s targeting Italian Market vendors in recent crackdowns on code violations. [KYW]

• After two years, Pennsylvania’s statewide ban on smoking in bars and restaurants has had a minimal effect on business. [Mercury]

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making low interest emergency loans available to Pennsylvania farmers hit hard by drought conditions. [The Reporter]

• In a speech to the National Restaurant Association yesterday, Michelle Obama urged restaurateurs to provide more healthy items, especially on kids’ menus. [AP]

• Interactive iPad wine lists are becoming increasingly popular. [NYT]

• Gatorade is bumping up its social media presence in an effort to appeal to teen athletes. [WSJ]

• A new ad from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine seemingly blames McDonald’s for heart disease. [WSJ]

L&I Denies Targeting Italian Market Vendors; PA’s Indoor Smoking Ban Has Had a