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January 29, 2014

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China to introduce new food-labeling standards
China will introduce food labeling that meets international standards beginning on May 1, 2008, to better inform consumers and ban producers from making false claims, a new health ministry order says.
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Alcoa agrees to sell packaging and consumer businesses to New Zealand's Rank Group
Alcoa announces it has agreed to sell its packaging and consumer businesses to New Zealand's Rank Group Limited for $2.7 billion in cash.
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Eco-friendly wine picks
A new study from the American Association of Wine Economists looks at the carbon footprint created by shipping bottles of wine around the world and across the U.S. One-third of the red, white and bubbly that Americans drink comes from overseas?primarily from Australia?and that portion is expected to increase as foreign purveyors push more aggressively into the U.S. market. 
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Texas judge calls bans on wine retailer shipping unconstitutional
This decision provides wine retailers with the same protection against economic discrimination that wineries obtained in the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court Case Granholm v. Heald. That seminal case held that no state may discriminate against out-of-state wine shippers for the purpose of protecting in-state competitors.

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