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Detroit has struggled to replace retailers who have steadily left the city over the past three decades, and residents have complained for years about the few options available for fresh fruit, vegetables and produce. Many say they must drive outside Detroit for quality groceries.

Whole Foods and city officials began discussions in 2007 to bring a store to Detroit. Talks regarding the Midtown site got under way last year, store officials said.

RECALL

Poultry maker expands chicken recall to nuggets

GREELEY, Colo. — A voluntary recall of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken was expanded over concerns that the meat could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride said Tuesday the recall now includes about 7,000 pounds of Pilgrim’s Pride Brand Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets that were shipped to 57 Dollar General Market stores in West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Dollar General spokeswoman Tawn Earnest said smaller stores in the chain aren’t affected.

The recall began last week over fears that more than five tons of ready-to-eat chicken was potentially tainted by Listeria monocytogenes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies listeriosis as a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.

Pilgrim’s Pride spokesman Gary Rhodes said Wednesday that he wasn’t aware of any illnesses related to the recall.

GREECE

Country suffers new credit downgrade

ATHENS — Standard and Poor’s on Wednesday relegated Greek government bonds to the deeper end of junk status, cutting the debt-crippled country’s credit rating by 2 notches to “CC,” with a negative outlook.

The international ratings agency said a proposed restructuring of Greece’s heavy debt load under a second international bailout deal worth $157 billion would amount to a selective default. Both of the other major ratings agencies have said much the same.

A Standard and Poor’s statement also said the possibility of a future Greek default is likely to remain high.

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