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Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks

Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
President calls for hour of exercise per day and a 'change of culture' as Mexico has higher rates of adult obesity than the US
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Obama proposes new carbon limits

Obama proposes new carbon limits | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama unveils a proposal to limit carbon emissions on new coal and gas power plants built in the US.
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Challenge to minimum alcohol pricing

Challenge to minimum alcohol pricing | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
The Scotch Whisky Association launches another appeal to stop legislation for a minimum price for alcohol.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Lard lovers face national crisis

Christmas dinners throughout the UK are under threat this year from a shortage of lard as Eastern Europeans stockpile cheap cuts of pork.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Pub industry hit by rising costs

BBC NEWS | Business | Pub industry hit by rising costs | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
The number of British pubs having to shut is rising as landlords and brewers struggle with higher costs and fewer customers, a trade body says.
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Latin America joins emissions trading

Latin America joins emissions trading | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
Costa Rica first off the mark, aims to sell 16 million tonnes of carbon credits on new exchange.
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London 'to miss pollution limits'

London 'to miss pollution limits' | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
Nearly half of London's roads will still be over legal pollution limits in 2020, according to the Green Party.
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UK-wide alcohol unit price call

UK-wide alcohol unit price call | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
There should be a pan-UK strategy to combat problematic drinking - including a 50p minimum price for a unit of alcohol, health campaigners say.
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minimum pricing 

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BBC NEWS | Business | Venezuelan shoppers face food shortages

BBC NEWS | Business | Venezuelan shoppers face food shortages | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
Coffee, beans, sugar and powdered milk shortages hit Venezuela as producers clash with President Chavez over how much they can charge.
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