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US stock indexes shake off an early loss and close higher

Jul. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks reversed course from an early slump and closed higher Thursday to break a two-day losing streak after technology and bank stocks rallied. Corporate earnings are in full swing and investors have been cautiously assessing results and company statements. The volatile market is...

Atlanta OKs ban on smoking inside bars, restaurant, airport

Jul. 2, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and potentially one of the world's busiest airports. City council members approved the ban Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . It covers cigarettes, cigars and...

Tobacco out, hemp in for Tennessee farmers

Jun. 29, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — Bill Corbin always knew a day would come when he would no longer be able to call himself a third-generation tobacco farmer. That day has arrived. The Springfield farmer says he had contracts to grow tobacco until this year, but will now devote all his energy and acreage to growing...

San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes

Jun. 25, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. Backers say they hope the legislation will curb underage use of e-cigarettes, but critics say the ban will make it harder for...

San Francisco moves closer to nation's 1st e-cigarette ban

Jun. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. They also endorsed a ban on...

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors have voted unanimously to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes. Supervisors on...

Vaping device maker sponsoring public health research

Jun. 10, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A historically black college in Tennessee is planning to research the impact of electronic cigarettes and vaping with a grant from vaping device maker JUUL Labs. Meharry Medical College in Nashville says that it and JUUL Labs have structured the $7.5 million grant in ways meant to...

FDA: 'Influencers' promoted vaping without suitable warnings

Jun. 7, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four companies that used...

Markets Right Now: Stocks post 3rd straight day of gains

Jun. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are rising for a third straight day as investors hope U.S. and Mexican officials can reach a deal that avoids tariffs on goods from Mexico. One report said the U.S. could delay the tariffs, set for June 10,...

State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market

May. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges that...