BJ’s on Auction Block; Lobstermen Face Regulation

• Natick-based shopping club BJ’s has put itself on the auction block. Is a bidding war in the offing? [Herald]

• A multi-state panel that regulates the lobster fishing industry has voted to draft proposals to reduce the number of lobsters caught in southern New England waters. [Globe]

• Two men burgled beef jerky from a Cambridge gas station early Tuesday morning. [Cantabrigia]

• Both Giada de Laurentiis and John Mayer are denying rumors of an alleged affair; the Food Network star is “heartbroken,” while a rep for Mayer calls the claims “ridiculous.” [CBS News]

• The first meal served to world leaders attending the G-20 summit in Seoul will not be Korean food, but rather “a simple Western-style, three-course meal,” an organizer says. But hey, the steaks will come from persimmon-fed cows. [Korea Real Time/WSJ]

• Rising food costs are to blame for further inflation spikes in both China and Hungary. [International Business Times, Bloomberg]

• As if being stranded on the Carnival cruise ship Splendor weren’t bad enough, everyone onboard is being forced to eat Spam, canned crab meat and Pop-Tarts while they away rescuer tugboats. [USAT]


BJ’s on Auction Block; Lobstermen Face Regulation