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APR 30, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Buffett defends Berkshire's big Coke stake

Warren Buffett on Saturday vigorously defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's large, long-standing investment in Coca-Cola Co , rejecting critics who say the company's sugary drinks harm people's health. Speaking at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett said it seemed "spurious" to argue that calories from Coke alone were a significant factor in obesity levels. Hedge fund manager William Ackman, ...

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APR 22, 2016 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Kenney's soda tax gets national attention: Clinton likes it, Sanders hates it

Philadelphia's soda tax battle has gone full-on presidential. Following comments former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made in Philadelphia Wednesday in support of Mayor Kenney's a proposed tax on sugary drinks to universal fund pre-K education, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he's against the tax.

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APR 19, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Why Are Sugars in Drinks Singled Out?

Soda taxes are in the news. The UK government announced a new tax that will be proportional to the amount of sugars in drinks and that it hopes will help curb childhood obesity. Philadelphia's new mayor, Jim Kenney, is trying to pass a sugary drink tax, but is presenting it in the more palatable way of increasing revenue for education,...

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APR 14, 2016 - Health Canal

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Sugary drinks tax would offer big benefits

The greatest health benefits from a sugary drinks tax are likely to be seen in young people

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APR 14, 2016 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Pre-K commission votes to support soda tax

The city's commission on universal pre-K voted Wednesday to support a 3-cents-an-ounce tax on sugary drinks to fund education for 3- and 4-year-olds, as part of a final report due to the mayor Friday.

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