Afternoon Coffee: FDA Sets Deadline for Trans Fat Food Guidelines, Amazon Explores New Delivery Method

Food manufacturers have 3 years to rid their supply chains and products of trans fat, according to a new ruling from the Food and Drug Administration. The federal department said trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils are not safe for human consumption.

Amazon is thinking of using ordinary people to deliver packages to customers instead of relying on carriers like United Parcel Service. The crowdsourced delivery method could decrease delivery time and shipping costs.

Home construction is booming, with the number of US new home building permits in May hitting 1.28 million units – a high not seen since August 2007.

States plan to spend less in fiscal year 2016 due to only modest gains in revenues, a new survey from the National Association of State Budget Officers said.

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