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  • A customer smokes an E-Cigarette at Digita Ciggz on January 28, 2015 in San Rafael, California.

    A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 13- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelopes them seconds later in boxes custom-built for each item, two people who worked on the...

  • United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

    It's less than you might think.

  • May 9- There are now more than 2 million solar installations in the United States, a milestone reached just three years after hitting the 1 million mark, an industry trade group said on Thursday. The number of installations in the United States is forecast to double to 4 million in 2023, Wood Mackenzie said. Solar energy has boomed in the United States over the last...

  • WASHINGTON/ TORONTO May 8- Under pressure from President Donald Trump, General Motors Co said on Wednesday it was in talks to sell an idled northeast Ohio plant to a cash-strapped electric truck-building company. The No. 1 U.S. automaker also said it would invest $700 million in three other plants in Ohio- a state important to Trump's re-election chances in 2020-...

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 across its U.S. stores starting July 1, responding to growing regulatory and political pressure to curb a surge in teenage use of e-cigarettes. In March, the U.S. Food& Drug Administration put 15 national retailers, including Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, May 7- The first time President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on the luggage that Tiffany Williams imports for her Texas store, she stockpiled high-end suitcases and other products ahead of the deadline to protect profits. Williams sources about 85 percent of the products for her business, Luggage Shop of Lubbock, from China, and she...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, May 7- The first time President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on the luggage that Tiffany Williams imports for her Texas store, she stockpiled high-end suitcases and other products ahead of the deadline to protect profits. Williams sources about 85 percent of the products for her business, Luggage Shop of Lubbock, from China, and she...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- The U.S. State Department allowed seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York's Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar with the leases, in what some experts say could be a potential violation of the U.S. Congressional staffers confirmed to Reuters that the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. State Department allowed seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York's Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar with the leases, in what some experts say could be a potential violation of the U.S. Congressional staffers confirmed to Reuters that the...

  • Sales in international markets, including Europe and Asia, rose 12 percent and accounted for 27 percent of overall revenue. The Baltimore- based company, known for its Stephen Curry- line of shoes, now expects profit of 33 cents to 34 cents per share for the year, up from a previously expected range of 31 cents to 33 cents. The company reported a net income of $22.5...

  • BALTIMORE, May 1- Amazon.com Inc dismissed the idea of running a fully automated warehouse in the near future, citing the superior cognitive ability of humans and limitations of current technology. Scott Anderson, director of Amazon Robotics Fulfillment, said technology is at least 10 years away from fully automating the processing of a single order picked by...

  • May 1- Frac sand miner U.S. The sales volume rose 17 percent to 4.830 million tons for the first quarter, while total sales revenue increased 2.6 percent to $378.8 million. The Maryland- based company said net loss attributable to the company was $19.3 million, or 26 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $31.3 million, or 39 cents per...

  • May 1- Frac sand supplier U.S. The Maryland- based company said net loss attributable to the company was $19.3 million, or 26 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $31.3 million, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier. Total sales rose to $378.8 million from $369.3 million.

  • Preliminary federal data showed that teenage e-cigarettes use had surged by more than 75 percent since last year, which the FDA described as an "epidemic." In November, the FDA proposed a ban on the sale of fruit- and candy-flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations. The FDA also proposed stricter age-verification requirements for...

  • The Pentagon's biggest weapons supplier is the first major defense company to report quarterly earnings this week, which Wall Street expects to be higher than a year ago as global demand for arms rises. On April 1, in a deal that was partially brokered by Trump, the unit was awarded a THAAD interceptor missile contract worth $2.4 billion, many of which are slated to...

  • The Pentagon's biggest weapons supplier is the first major defense company to report first-quarter earnings this week, which Wall Street generally expects to be higher than a year ago as the industry benefits from increased U.S. defense spending and global demand for jets and munitions. Overall, the Bethesda, Maryland- based company said its earnings rose to...

  • The Pentagon's biggest weapons supplier is the first major defense company to report first-quarter earnings this week, which Wall Street generally expects to be higher than a year ago as the industry benefits from increased U.S. defense spending and global demand for jets and munitions. Overall, the Bethesda, Maryland- based company said its earnings rose to...

  • An Amazon Prime package 

    Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York.

  • On April 1, the unit was awarded a THAAD interceptor missile contract worth $2.4 billion, some of which are slated to be delivered to Saudi Arabia, which could boost earnings for the current quarter. Overall, the Bethesda, Maryland- based company said its earnings rose to $1.70 billion, or $5.99 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.16 billion, or $4.02...