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FDA: caffeinated alcoholic energy drinks stir controversy in the US

After a year-long review the FDA has issued a warning to manufacturers regarding the safety of caffeine in alcoholic energy drinks. A cloud of controversy has since loomed over the validity of this warning, with accusations that it is a breach of consumer rights. However, steps to defend the beverages are likely to lose out to the regulatory powers of the FDA, resulting in an outright drinks ban.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2010
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US offshore stirred from sleep by State of the Union

President Obama's first State of the Union speech urged Republicans to help him in passing a climate change bill that would crown his term in office. The timing is risky as his authority is critically low after losing his filibuster majority. Considering this adversity, Obama's 15-word allusion to oil and gas developments is particularly significant.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2010
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CommentWire

G20: additional funding will benefit Western European banks

Two of the most significant outcomes of the G20 summit in London were the tripling of the IMF's resources to $750 billion and an increase of $100 billion in the multilateral development banks' lending capacity. The increase in resources is a welcome boost to the global economy, but is especially beneficial for Western European financial firms with exposure to Central and Eastern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2009
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Spend on municipal wireless in UK and US to reach $6.4 billion by 2012

Municipal wireless is still in the embryonic stages of development, but the trend is positioned to explode in the UK and the US over the next five years as local governments and internet service providers recognize the economic and community benefits these networks offer. Given this, spend in the US and UK is expected to grow from $900 million in 2007 to $6.4 billion in 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2007

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