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The Chicago Sun Times Reported that "Two people who sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare and now face a felony charge. "The sprinkled powder forced hundreds to evacuate an IKEA furniture store." Read the full article at: http://www.suntimes.com A New Haven Register article quoted IKEA store manager Gail Franc saying that she "would not reveal the cost of the evacuation and store closure, which came during a prime back-to-school shopping week." The article did note that the IKEA location lost a half a day's business and that the store "gave out a few free meal coupons" to customers who were inconvenienced. Read the full article at: http://www.nhregister.com _____________________________________ An article In the Richmond Review on August 24th reported that, " Striking IKEA employees began picketing Monday at the Swedish furniture giant’s Richmond outlet on Bridgeport Road after unionized members rejected the company’s latest offer on Aug. 19. The article noted that the Union is asking for "an end to the company’s two-tier wage system, as well as an increase in the number of full-time staff and wage hikes." Read the full article at: http://www.richmondreview.com/

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