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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2013

Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg’ Bill

By Jeffrey Hess

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A Coca-Cola mural in Vicksburg, Miss., where the soda was first bottled in 1894. Mississippi's governor is expected to sign a bill that would prevent the regulation of soda portion sizes by counties or towns.

On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.

Categories: Food, Health



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 11, 2013

SEIU: ‘Incredible’ Support from Other U of I Unions

By Jeff Bossert

A spokesman for striking building and food service workers at the University of Illinois says members are getting a lot of backing from other unions. The three-day strike by SEIU Local 73 started at midnight Monday– and will go on until 12 a.m. Thursday. 

Categories: Business, Economics







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