Stop & Shop Launches iPad App; Mississippians Are Hefty


• Stop & Shop is testing out an iPad app that lets shoppers scan their wares, bag them, and pay as they browse the aisles — no cash registers needed, and no more embarrassment when you check out with ten cartons of Twinkies. [BBJ]

• Colorado is the only state with an obesity rate below 20 percent, and Mississippi is the fattest state. [Reuters]

• Egg producers and the Humane Society have reached a deal for better conditions for hens: Prepare for egg prices to rise. [NRN]

• Prisoners in California have gone on a hunger strike to protest conditions. Maybe they’d prefer vegan meals? [Mercury News]