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Ask us about our Chunky Monkey money market account: State regulators in Pennsylvania have given a cool reception to a Pittsburgh ice cream shop’s opening of a “bank” that offers savings accounts, check-cashing and loans and pays a 5.5 percent interest rate in ice cream.

Investors are paid a monthly dividend in a coupons that can be used at the store, but as with most banks there’s a substantial ice cream headache for early withdrawal.

You can have my Big Gulp when you can pry it from my cold, fat fingers: New York City’s controversial ban on most cups of sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces has been approved by the city’s Board of Health. Opponents of the ban say health experts have overstated the role sugary drinks play in obesity.

A spokesman for New Yorkers for Beverage Choice said the ruling would be challenged in court but declined further comment as he hurried to the nearest restroom.

Lean, finely nuanced euphemism: A meat processor in South Dakota is suing ABC News over its coverage of “pink slime,” officially known as lean, finely textured beef, claiming the reports caused consumers to believe that the beef was “unhealthy pink slime.”

ABC also faces a second lawsuit from a company: “Unhealthy Pink Slime” has long been the trademark of Spam.

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