Sun Country hosts sky concert; also: General Mills markets to kids online, Wells Fargo warns customers of possible theft

Sun Country Airlines is giving a lift to local music as part of its “hometown airline” campaign. Yesterday, the company hosted a “Concert in the Sky” on a Boeing 737 at 25,000 feet with local songwriters Dan Wilson, Tim Mahoney and George Faber. No word in the press release where the flight went or who was on board. Sun Country is also using a rotation of hometown artists for its boarding music.

General Mills’ Lucky the leprechaun and his sugary marshmallows are spotlighted
in a new BusinessWeek article about online marketing to children. Consumer groups worry kids are being bombarded with advertising for non-nutritious foods. They lobbied successfully for limits on food company’s TV advertising. But now junk food marketing is moving online, they say, where there are no rules about targeting children.

Wells Fargo is notifying about 5,000 customers that their personal information may have been stolen, Associated Press reports. A company spokeswoman said it noticed “unusual activity” with one of the bank’s access codes in July. Law enforcement has been notified and is investigating the incident, she said. AP notes that it wouldn’t be the first data breach for Wells Fargo, which had two separate incidents in 2006.

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