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WBR: US introduces menu calorie counts 25 Nov 14

November 25th, 2014

Episode 99 of 865 episodes

Restaurants and shops in the United States are instructed to tell consumers how many calories are in their food. We ask if it's enough to reverse the country's obesity epidemic, and gauge the businesses reaction. Pope Francis has called his adopted continent - Europe - elderly and haggard, and a less important part of the world than it was. His speech to the European Parliament came after the latest report from the OECD suggested the weak eurozone economy posed a major threat to global growth. China says it wants to ban smoking in public places, but with 300 million smokers and a powerful tobacco lobby, it could be a tough job. And we hear how YouTube is investing millions of dollars in creating the social media stars of the future, by setting up professional studios to create the next money-spinning viral videos.

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