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  • WASHINGTON, May 17- The White House is considering Transportation Department Undersecretary Derek Kan for an opening on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter. Kan is a former executive at ride share company Lyft Inc who was confirmed by the Senate in November 2017 to be the No. 3...

  • *Trump says he has' very good' dialog going with China. *China says hopes U.S. does not underestimate its determination. Trump also denied talks with China had broken down after Washington punctuated two days of negotiations last week with another round of tariffs on Chinese imports, with Beijing following suit on Monday with higher tariffs on U.S. goods.

  • A shop owner sells a pack of cigarettes to a customer in San Francisco.

    Altria, Juul and British American Tobacco — the largest U.S. cigarette and e-cigarette manufacturers — are supporting raising the smoking age to 21. Regulators are pressuring them to fix what they're calling an epidemic of teen vaping.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate-change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement. The Climate Action Now Act would require President Donald Trump to develop a plan for the United States to meet the goals it...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require the Trump administration to keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement. The Climate Action Now Act would require President Donald Trump to develop a plan for the United States to meet the goals it...

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    The bill, known as the Tobacco to 21 Act, would raise the age for all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes.

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 26, 2019.

    The White House is opposed to bundling together the debt ceiling and a measure to fund the government, while expressing that Trump will not accept another significant increase in federal spending, a source says.

  • Walgreens announced Tuesday that it will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco in its stores to 21. This new rule will go into effect on Sep. 1, and follows calls from Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to raise the minimum smoking age to 21. CVS Health stopped selling cigarettes in its stores altogether in 2014.

  • 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...

  • April 23- Drugstore retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp said on Tuesday they would sell tobacco products to customers who are at least 21 years old, amid a crackdown on teenage tobacco use. U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell last week disclosed plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products,...

  • Pedestrians cross a street in front of a Rite Aid store in Oakland, California.

    Rite Aid will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 within the next 90 days, the company announced Tuesday.

  • April 23- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Tuesday its drugstores will sell tobacco products to customers who are at least 21 years old under a new policy, effective September. Last week, U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell disclosed plans to introduce a legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21...

  • Pedestrians pass in front of a Walgreens store in Chicago.

    The FDA put Walgreens "on notice" in February, accusing the pharmacy chain of violating rules that prohibit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to underage buyers.

  • April 18- U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their "epidemic" use among teens. A 2015 study from the National Academy of Medicine found that among adults who became daily smokers, about 90 percent started...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct; FTSE 250 down 0.1 pct. April 18- Britain's FTSE 100 retreated slightly on Thursday after downbeat euro zone PMI data and as investors booked profits before the long Easter weekend. The FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent and the FTSE 250 dropped 0.1 percent.

  • April 18- U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their "epidemic" use among teens. Unfortunately, it's reaching epidemic levels around the country, "the Republican Senator from Kentucky said in a statement.

  • April 18- U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 from 18.. ID= C7912202-0742- 4 4 0 4- 8 7 7 5- 8 8 3 6 F 2 6 1 D D E F the bill, which will be introduced in May, will cover all tobacco products including vaping devices. Shares of Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc fell 3...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18.

  • President Donald Trump's expected nomination of former pizza chain executive Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve appeared in jeopardy on Thursday after a fourth Republican senator voiced opposition, possibly denying Cain the support needed to be confirmed in the post. Senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Cory Gardner, all Republicans, have each...