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Economy

Health care and lost productivity costs come in at almost $300 billion annually, according to the FDA. The agency said it also would issue a new enforcement policy for newly-regulated products such as e-cigarettes. The policy announced on Friday has a goal of cutting back on nicotine levels in order to discourage addiction and lower the number of USA smokers. In August 2016, the FDA started exercising authority over electronic cigarettes, declaring it illegal for the products to be ...
  • Alexa is arriving to Amazon's Android shopping app

    Alexa is arriving to Amazon's Android shopping app

    Economy

    The e-commerce site recently confirmed to TechCrunch that the integration has started rolling out this week. However, Android phone users can not ask Alexa to search, deliver news, predict the weather, and use its add-on skills , among many others, TechCrunch reported.
  • Audi joins Mercedez-Benz in diesel vehicle recall as emissions scrutiny grows

    Economy

    The letter was sent in response to an investigation by German competition authorities into a possible steel cartel. It didn't elaborate on a possible follow-up probe on auto technology, saying it can't comment on ongoing investigations. The recall affects cars fitted with six- and eight-cylinder diesel motors meeting the Euro 5 and Euro 6 emissions criteria, Audi said, including some from parent Volkswagen and sister firm Porsche that are fitted with Audi engines.
  • Police Officer who killed tanker driver in Apapa has been arrested

    Police Officer who killed tanker driver in Apapa has been arrested

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    The attacked banks it was learnt, were the Diamond Bank where the alleged policeman is attached and a Sterling Bank branch on Wharf Road. Korodo made the denial against reports that some tanker drivers were shot dead during a fracas involving some policemen during which two banks were set ablaze.
  • Dark web marketplace shut down

    Dark web marketplace shut down

    Economy

    The newfound popularity of DreamMarket highlights the whack-a-mole challenges of policing drugs sold online even as government officials touted the the death of the other two sites, AlphaBay and Hansa . In addition to illegal drugs, the online marketplace also offered stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools , firearms and toxic chemicals.
  • Korea toughens quarantine inspection on USA beef on BSE detection

    Korea toughens quarantine inspection on USA beef on BSE detection

    Economy

    Atypical BSE is different from classic BSE and it usually occurs in cattle older than 8 years. The animal "at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States", according to the USDA. "USMEF would concur with the USDA's conclusion that an atypical case will not impact the negligible risk status of the USA designated by the World Organization for Animal Health".
  • BHP Billiton Investors Said to Back Elliott's Campaign

    BHP Billiton Investors Said to Back Elliott's Campaign

    Economy

    Vicus Capital now owns 77,786 shares of the mining company's stock worth $2,825,000 after buying an additional 40,827 shares in the last quarter. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in BHP Billiton Limited during the second quarter worth $133,000.
  • Audi comes a cropper with Chinese mother-in-law

    Audi comes a cropper with Chinese mother-in-law

    Economy

    Suddenly, the wedding is interrupted by the groom's mother, who proceeds to inspect the bride - pulling on her nose and ears, looking at her teeth and then staring at the bride's chest. "If this ad compared a guy to a second hand vehicle, people would undoubtedly say its amusing and creative", she added. Audi sales in China were down 15% in the first half of 2017.
  • Under 45? You will now have to work longer before you retire

    Under 45? You will now have to work longer before you retire

    Economy

    A number of MPs also expressed disappointment that Gauke had chosen to raise the pensions age rather than take the opportunity to reverse the government's policy for so-called Waspi women - those born in the 1950s who have seen their pension age rise faster than expected.
  • Khloe Kardashian throws shade at Kylie Jenner and her Madame Tussauds waxwork

    Khloe Kardashian throws shade at Kylie Jenner and her Madame Tussauds waxwork

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    Because of the wax figure disaster, the singer's devout Beyhive reacted accordingly and took to Twitter to call out the museum for wronging their icon, with some even using the Oscars-inspired hashtag #TussaudsSoWhite. The replica's proportions were so spot on that Kylie's waxwork is dressed in the exact same Balmain dress she wore to the Met Gala previous year. Everyone knows that - she has an image all her own, and her look isn't easy to duplicate.
  • How major U.S. stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

    How major U.S. stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

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    Senate's consideration of healthcare legislation after news over the weekend that Arizona Republican Senator John McCain would remain in his home state next week following a medical procedure. Most of the retail segments including gas stations, grocers, restaurants, book stores, sporting-goods stores and department stores saw a decline in sales figures.
  • Karnataka police officer who alleged VIP treatment for Sasikala in jail transferred

    Karnataka police officer who alleged VIP treatment for Sasikala in jail transferred

    Economy

    Ms Roopa in a report had alleged that special treatment were given to AIADMK leader V K Sasikala , who is serving a four-year jail term in Jayalalitha disproportionate assets case. The government, which seems to be on a clean-up drive, has also transferred DIG Krishna Kumar , the Chief Superintendent of the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, as DIG Roopa's report had several allegations against him.
  • Cowboys Receiver's Missing Dog Returned By Rapper Boogotti Kasino

    Cowboys Receiver's Missing Dog Returned By Rapper Boogotti Kasino

    Economy

    Whitehead had refused to pay the $20K, but stated he did pay an undisclosed amount to get Blitz back. He said he was in Florida on July 9, when a friend who was pet-sitting sent him texts asking if he had sent someone to pick up his dog. Let's hope that Whitehead gets Blitz back and fast. In one of the videos, Kasino demanded $20,000 for the return of Blitz while also calling out several other Cowboys such as wideout Dez Bryant and owner Jerry Jones .
  • Operation 'Khyber 4' starts against terrorists in Rajgal Valley: DG ISPR

    Operation 'Khyber 4' starts against terrorists in Rajgal Valley: DG ISPR

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    Gen. Asif Ghafoor told a news conference in the garrison city of Rawalpindi . Over 7,000 IBOs have been conducted, and 22 terrorists killed in these operations, the DG ISPR said. The JIT comprising officials from different agencies including those from powerful spy agencies the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Military Intelligence officials, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and State Bank of Pakistan was formed after the Supreme Court's ...
  • PA ANALYSIS: Weak inflation casts uncertainty over U.S. rate rises

    PA ANALYSIS: Weak inflation casts uncertainty over U.S. rate rises

    Economy

    Ten of the 11 major S&P sectors rose, with information technology .SPLRCT up 0.89 percent to lead the advancers. That has eased concerns the Fed was raising interest rates too quickly. Prices for new vehicles decline for the fifth successive month while the run of declines for used vehicles extended to six months. Meanwhile, a Reuters poll of economists released on Friday showed that the European Central Bank is likely to wait until September before announcing a shift away from its ...