Good Day, Bad Day
Calorie counters, heavenly peace
GOOD DAY FOR: Calorie counters, after a federal judge cleared the way for New York City to require fast-food chains to list calorie information alongside prices for their food items. The restaurant industry had challenged the city rule. The judge noted that 56.1 percent of New Yorkers are overweight or obese. The rule will take effect next Tuesday. (The New York Sun)
BAD DAY FOR: Heavenly peace, after the European Union issued new rules paving the way for cellphone service on European flights. Airlines now have common technical standards for in-flight service; the rules for chatting are up to each carrier. “We don’t believe it’s for the commission to regulate human behavior,” said Martin Selmay, a European Commission spokesman. (Los Angeles Times, free registration)
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