May 7, 2018

05/07/2018: Is it worth the calories?

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(Markets Edition) Starting today, restaurants with more than 20 locations must post calorie counts, meaning we could see companies change up recipes and portion sizes to shave down those numbers. That's what happened when New York started requiring them…

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Calorie count rule expands nationwide for larger food sellers

May 7, 2018
Starting today, fast food restaurants, grocery store chains, convenience stores and even movie theaters must start posting calorie counts. The law — which was a provision tucked into Obamacare — applies to food retailers with 20 locations or more. How will this…

(Markets Edition) Starting today, restaurants with more than 20 locations must post calorie counts, meaning we could see companies change up recipes and portion sizes to shave down those numbers. That’s what happened when New York started requiring them a decade ago. Plus, what the rising price of oil has to do with sanctions on Iran, industrial material costs and wage stagnation. And later today, we’ll hear the Federal Reserve’s tally of total consumer debt, which has us wondering… who cares?

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC