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More retailers, publisher join those dropping Paula Deen

NEW YORK — Sears, J.C. Penney, and Walgreen said Friday that they’re cutting ties with Paula Deen, adding to the growing list of companies severing their relationship following revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.

Meanwhile, Deen’s publisher has canceled a deal with her for multiple books, including an upcoming cookbook that was the top seller on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

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