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Elkins Estate’s Bankruptcy Leaves Spring Brides in the Lurch; China Goes Nuts For Pecans

• The Land Conservancy of Elkins Park, which owns the popular wedding venue at the historic Elkins Estate, filed for bankruptcy, leaving several spring brides in the lurch. [Inquirer]

• Talk about your real estate bubbles: The Fenimore family, which owned the abandoned Swell Bubble Gum factory in Havertown that’s being transformed into a YMCA, says the township prevented it from developing the long neglected property. [KYW Newsradio]

• The Chinese are simply nuts for pecans, and that’s been pushing up prices for U.S. growers. [WSJ]

• Fat profits: Beverages are the most lucrative menu item for fast-food outlets, but beware the calories in upcoming summer drinks like the Dunkin’ Donuts Mountain Dew Coolatta. [USAT]

• There’s a burgeoning industry for recycling lobster shells, including one company making biodegradable golf balls out of them. [USAT]

• Dear American middle class: Stop complaining about rising food costs. At least we don’t spend 60 to 80 percent of our income on food, like people in the developing world do. [Chron]

Elkins Estate’s Bankruptcy Leaves Spring Brides in the Lurch; China Goes