Heinz uses Twitter poll for mayochup

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The markets retreated during the midday with the Dow falling 72 points to 24,410. Nasdaq slipped 12 points to 7128.


Heinz introduced the American public to its new mayochup condiment through a Twitter poll. People were asked whether they wanted mayochup, which is currently available in a few Middle East Gulf states, to be released in the United States. But, many Twitter users debunked the claim that mayochup was new saying that the mayonnaise and ketchup combination has been widely available in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries for decades.


Billionaire Isaac Larian has offered $675 million to buy 274 Toys R Us locations in the United States and $215 million for approximately 80 locations in Canada. Larian is the chief executive of toymaker MGA entertainment that makes the popular brands Bratz, L.O.L. Surprise!, Little Tikes, and others. He began his Toys R Us rescue effort last month with a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to buy the toy retailer.


The Securities and Exchange Commission will soon be taking action against SeaWorld Entertainment either through a civil enforcement action or an administrative proceeding. SeaWorld has been under investigation for concerning disclosures and public statements made about the potential impact of the documentary "Blackfish" that alleged mistreatment of orcas by the company. The SEC may access a financial penalty or issue a cease-and-desist order.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 6 to 5 on the NYSE and by nearly 3 to 2 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 2 points to 2,661. Bitcoin soared $264 to $8,096.


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