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  • Oct 11- Indiana on Thursday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,299 confirmed and probable...

  • Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,080 cases and 18 deaths from the illness. As of Oct. 8, confirmed deaths were reported from 21 states, including one each from California, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania. As the outbreak picks up pace, some states, including New York, Michigan and Rhode...

  • Oct 10- Deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes rose to 25 across 21 U.S. states, with Utah on Wednesday confirming the state's first death. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,080 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 1. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- New York City has sued more nearly two dozen online e-cigarette retailers, accusing them of selling their products to underage New Yorkers, the city announced Wednesday. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday evening in Brooklyn federal court, targets 22 companies including Artison Vapor Franchise LLC, Eliquidstop.com and Vapor 4 Life Holdings Inc. All of...

  • Oct 8- Massachusetts state health officials on Monday confirmed one death from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21 across 18 U.S. states. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Two public school districts on Monday sued Juul Labs Inc, accusing the company of endangering their students and draining their resources by marketing its addictive e-cigarettes to teenagers. The St. Charles, Missouri, and Olathe, Kansas, public school systems appeared to be the first school districts to join the rising wave of litigation against...

  • Oct 3- Delaware and Alabama state health officials confirmed one death each from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 18 across 15 U.S. states. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed more than 800 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Sept. 24.

  • Oct 1- Nebraska reported one death from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, the state's public health officials said, joining 10 other U.S. states to report fatalities. There have been 12 deaths and 805 confirmed and probable cases so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest data as of Thursday.

  • Sept 24- As many as 60 million Americans tend to have a hard time qualifying for credit cards and other loans, making it more difficult for them to recover from financial setbacks, according to a report released on Tuesday by the New York Federal Reserve. The findings show that the number of Americans who cannot easily access loans may be twice as many as previously...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- Congressman David Cicilline, chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said on Friday that Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged cooperation with the panel's probe into online markets during a meeting on Capitol Hill. The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opened an investigation into...

  • The wind turbine blade is 107 meters long.

    As technology develops, the size of wind turbines is increasing.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Seven young Americans who have sued the U.S. government for failing to take action on climate change will join Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to urge political leaders and lawmakers to support their legal fight and take action to phase out the use of fossil fuels. Both the Obama and Trump...

  • Richard J. McEwan

    Richard McEwan of Milford, New Jersey, was charged for two alleged acts of vandalism at Trump National Golf Course, Bedminster.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- Colorado and major automakers said on Monday they have reached a deal on the state's plan to adopt California's zero-emission vehicle requirements after earlier talks had ended without a deal. The state, which plans to join the California program starting in the 2023 model year, has agreed to allow automakers to earn credits for selling...

  • Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra Grocery Products Co. and NL Industries have agreed to a $305 million settlement, according to a filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California on Wednesday. High-profile public nuisance claims have proliferated in recent years in the United States as local governments try to use the courts to make corporations pay for...

  • Sherwin-Williams, Conagra Brands Inc and NL Industries have agreed to a $305 million settlement, according to a filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California on Wednesday. High-profile public nuisance claims have proliferated in recent years in the United States as local governments try to use the courts to make corporations pay for societal...

  • Under the deal, disclosed in a filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Wednesday, defendants Sherwin-Williams, Conagra Brands Inc and NL Industries agreed to pay out the sum over six years, starting with a $75 million payment later this year. These include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda, and Santa Clara counties, as well as individual cities such as...

  • Mike Petters,  Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO with workers.

    Workers in lower-income and underserved communities often lack college degrees and industry certificates needed to compete for good jobs. Apprenticeship programs in states including North Carolina, Mississippi and Rhode Island are closing the gap.

  • CNBC's special correspondent Scott Cohn reports on the state that landed at the bottom of the Top State for Business 2019 list.

  • Fans celebrate after making bets through FanDuel Sportsbook during Super Bowl LIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Feb. 3, 2019.

    Within five years as many as 40 U.S. states may legalize sports gambling, and by next year roughly 50% of the U.S. population may have access to betting on games. A 2018 Supreme Court decision opened the challenge to Vegas. New Jersey is gaining.