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Media plays role in igniting price wars

Before Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler even announced last week's cut to the Official Cash Rate, there were media reports of fixed mortgage rates heading towards record lows. Massey University's Professor Harald van ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Study—Berkeley soda tax falls flat

A Cornell-University of Iowa analysis of a soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California – the first such city ordinance in the country – found the measure so far has fizzled, raising retail prices for high-calorie ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Economics & Business
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