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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Juul Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on the youth nicotine epidemic. Vaping giant Juul Labs has donated thousands of dollars to court state attorneys general. But the lobbying strategy may be backfiring. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

Mar. 9, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a blunt warning about the dangers of youth vaping: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced late last month that his state had joined 38 others to investigate whether Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic cigarette company, promoted and sold its nicotine-heavy...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Sumter, S.C., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Biden hopes South Carolina win means a Super Tuesday boost

Feb. 29, 2020 10:16 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is confident he is poised for victory in Saturday's first-in-the-South primary, just weeks after his third presidential campaign left New Hampshire badly wounded and close to broke. The question is whether Biden is correct that a win in South Carolina would propel him...

Louisiana is among 39 states investigating Juul's marketing

Feb. 26, 2020 6:32 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry confirmed Wednesday that Louisiana is among the 39 states investigating the marketing and sales practices of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. The states are looking into claims the company targeted youths with its vaping products and made misleading claims...

In this Feb. 20, 2020, photo, items from H&M’s new street wear collection are displayed at a store in New York. The collection was designed in collaboration with Ruth Carter, the Academy-Award winning designer behind the costumes for films such as “Black Panther” and “Malcolm X.

More companies get into business of Black History Month

Feb. 25, 2020 6:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year. Some businesses are using February to show off the diversity...

Nebraska won't confirm involvement in multi-state Juul probe

Feb. 25, 2020 3:51 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities refused to say Tuesday whether they're involved in a new, multi-state investigation into the marketing and sales practices of e-cigarette maker Juul. The 39-state coalition is led by attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas. The states...

File - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others.  (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

Feb. 25, 2020 2:58 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida,...

New Hampshire joins multi-state JUUL investigation

Feb. 25, 2020 2:15 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has joined a coalition of 39 states to look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials said Tuesday. The attorney general's...

Kaul joins multi-state probe of vaping company marketing

Feb. 25, 2020 12:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Tuesday that he has joined nearly 40 other state attorneys general in an investigation into whether electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc.'s advertising targeted underage youth. The 38-state probe also will center on the company's...

Arizona gets court order blocking vaping firm's products

Feb. 20, 2020 11:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general has obtained an injunction against a New Jersey-based vaping company he recently sued that bars the company from marketing or selling any of its products in the state. The injunction against Eonsmoke was announced by Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday....

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. New Mexico is suing Google over allegations that the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws. The state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in U.S. District Court claiming that Google is using its education suite that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a way to spy on children and their families. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

New Mexico sues Google over collection of children's data

Feb. 20, 2020 4:18 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque claims Google is using its education...