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Freedom Soda: New York's Ban On Big Sodas Hits Us Where We're Human

People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
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Man Tries To Pay For Beer With Bartender's Card

A man in Florida bellied up to the bar for a beer at The Clevelander. But when he handed over his card, his credit was no good. Turns out, the card he was attempting to use belonged to the very man serving him his drink.
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A $17 Million Vegas Buffet

Caesars Palace just spent $17 million on a new buffet, featuring hundreds of high-end food items.
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NYC To Vote On Controversial Sugary Drinks Ban

The New York City Board of Health is set to vote Thursday on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial plan to ban large sugary drinks. The beverage industry is mounting a fierce campaign against the ban. But public health experts say it's a good first step to combat rising obesity rates.
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Can Marriage Save Single Mothers From Poverty?

New census figures showing a link between single motherhood and poverty have some analysts touting marriage as a cure. But others say there are additional economic factors to consider.
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Fed Stimulus Expected, But Remedy May Not Be Right

The Federal Reserve is meeting in Washington to discuss what to do with the sluggish economy. Analysts believe the Fed will take action, but some economists wonder if it will have an effect — or even be counterproductive.

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