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Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
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Sweetener users study: Mexico trade case costly
A white paper analyzing the economic impacts of imposing duties on Mexican sugar in response to a trade case filed by American sugar producers finds U.S. consumers and sweetened product manufacturers could pay $2.4 billion more for sugar in the coming...

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Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks
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