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Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Jun. 25, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation making the state the 11th to approve marijuana for recreational use in a program offering legal remedies and economic benefits to minorities whose lives critics say were damaged by a wayward...

Brazil sues tobacco companies to recover public health costs

May. 23, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tobacco giant Philip Morris said Thursday that Brazil's courts have consistently ruled that tobacco companies are not liable for smoking-related health damages after the country's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking to recover costs to the public health system in treating such...

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

May. 20, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he was...

Heating up: Investors' green targets go beyond oil patch

May. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment. In the next few weeks, Amazon investors will vote on a proposal made by shareholders and workers to push the company to describe how it's curbing its use of fossil fuels. In California,...

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

May. 8, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors. The world's largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert...

Under Trump change, Cuba business partners can now be sued

May. 2, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In 1958, José Ramón López's father owned Cuba's main airport, its national airline and three small hotels. Conchita Beltrán's family had about 2,160 acres (874 hectares) of sugar and tobacco fields. And the families of Mickael Behn and Javier García Bengochea had docks...