• FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers
FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

That is not true of the doses in e-cigarettes, she said . "But we are not going to let e-cigarettes be an on-ramp for our youth to get addicted to nicotine and transition potentially into combustible tobacco - not going to happen". New laws that should come into place soon will allow nicotine but regulate its use. But it's not clear how quickly...

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  • How Waffle House Will Help Determine How Bad Florence Is
How Waffle House Will Help Determine How Bad Florence Is

Given the southern locations of most Waffle House restaurants, they are vulnerable to hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding rains. The Waffle House on Frontage Road in Myrtle Beach was eerily empty two days before Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall somewhere in the Carolinas, a sign to many that this storm is ones to take ...

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  • Volkswagen to stop making its classic Beetle next year
Volkswagen to stop making its classic Beetle next year

Announcing the end of production, Volkswagen , which was hit by the diesel emissions scandal , said it was ramping up its development of electric vehicles . In Canada, VW sold 2,849 Beetles in 2017. Its fame was solidified with Walt Disney's 1968 film " The Love Bug ", which features a anthropomorphic Beetle named Herbie that makes a splas...

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  • Oil prices rise on lower U.S. crude inventories, looming Iran sanctions
Oil prices rise on lower U.S. crude inventories, looming Iran sanctions

Expect a major oil price rally in November as a direct result of sanctions on Iran , not to mention a moribund Venezuelan oil production, and United States oil reserves falling. The increased revenues seem to have resulted from a jump in oil prices this year as well as Iran's high oil export volume during part of that period.

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  • BMW's self-driving motorcycle isn't as scary as you might think
BMW's self-driving motorcycle isn't as scary as you might think

Part of the "ConnectedRide" program, the motorcycle starts its own engine, sets off, rides on its own without any assistance. This week BMW Motorrad - the motorcycle division of the German auto company - showed a prototype driverless bike on a test track accelerating, navigating curves, and braking all on its own.

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  • Trump administration will send an alert to your phone next week
Trump administration will send an alert to your phone next week

It is part of a nationwide test by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of Wireless Emergency Alerts systems to assess its effectiveness. Even though experts explained to The Hill the national emergency notification system has for decades remained "professional and impartial", those opposed to the president did not welcome FEMA's announcem...

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  • Turkish leader Erdogan criticizes central bank's rate hike
Turkish leader Erdogan criticizes central bank's rate hike

The Turkish currency has plunged some 40 percent against the dollar this year while annual inflation has jumped to almost 18 percent and economic growth has slowed to an annual rate of 5.2 percent. Despite the comments, Erdogan added: "There has been no change in my sensitivities on the issue of interest rates". As well as being seen to under...

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  • Australians told to chop strawberries as police investigate needles found in fruit
Australians told to chop strawberries as police investigate needles found in fruit

Among the reports cited by the BBC are a 9-year-old boy who's said to have bit into a strawberry with a needle (he didn't swallow it) and a 21-year-old man who reportedly went to the ER after he ingested half a needle and experienced "severe abdominal pain".

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  • Man jailed in Italy for writing fake TripAdvisor review - company
Man jailed in Italy for writing fake TripAdvisor review - company

TripAdvisor associate general counsel VP, Brad Young said: "We see this as a landmark ruling for the Internet". In a statement , TripAdvisor, which has been repeatedly criticised by pub operators in the United Kingdom for not cracking down on unfair reviews, said it supported the conviction.

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  • U.S. businesses to lobby against Trump's tariffs
U.S. businesses to lobby against Trump's tariffs

The White House believes China will wave the white flag after the next round of tariffs on $200 billion in goods, said William Zarit, the chamber's chairman. One researcher at Taiwan's Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Roy Chun Lee says that "the historical example of the U.S. -Japan economic conflict suggests that the U.S.

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  • World's richest person Jeff Bezos commits $2bn to help homeless, pre-schools
World's richest person Jeff Bezos commits $2bn to help homeless, pre-schools

The Day 1 Academies Fund will establish full-scholarship Montessori-like preschools where "the child will be the customer". The announcement marks a deeper foray into philanthropy for Bezos, whose fortune has soared to more than $160 billion thanks to his stake in Amazon.

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  • Canada's Freeland to hold NAFTA talks on Tuesday as time runs short
Canada's Freeland to hold NAFTA talks on Tuesday as time runs short

President Donald Trump has notified Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico, with Canada welcome to join the deal "if it is willing", the White House said Friday. USA officials have said time is running out to agree on a text that can be signed by American, Canadian and Mexican leaders by November 30, before the current Mexican...

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  • Turkey bans use of foreign currency in property market
Turkey bans use of foreign currency in property market

The next two Monetary Policy Committee meetings are to be held in October. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday took the wheel of his country's sovereign wealth fund , in his latest attempt to steady an economy in crisis, state media reported.

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  • Trump made false claim about economy, GDP, unemployment rate: White House
Trump made false claim about economy, GDP, unemployment rate: White House

Economists do not usually compare the GDP rate, which measures the pace of economic growth, with the unemployment rate in that way. Several conservatives jumped on Obama's assertion that President Donald Trump was brought to power by the forces in America that "keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical".

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  • Wherever Florence makes landfall -- its impact will be far-reaching
Wherever Florence makes landfall -- its impact will be far-reaching

The category 4 hurricane is expected to make landfall in the US late Thursday night, bringing heavy winds and up to 30 inches of rain. With "monumental" rainfall totals of up to 40 inches possible, "the rain from Florence may break all-time state records for rainfall from a hurricane or tropical storm", Weather Underground meteorologist Je...

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  • Apple partners falter after Trump demands production shifts
Apple partners falter after Trump demands production shifts

A Ford spokesman responded on Twitter . Traders were bracing for a potential escalation in the Sino-U.S. row after President Donald Trump raised the stakes on Friday, saying he is ready to impose tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports to the United States.

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  • Ford corrects Trump over US-made Focus Active claim
Ford corrects Trump over US-made Focus Active claim

In its statement, Ford said, "It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the USA", citing meager sales forecasts for the Focus Active in the states. Ford has already announced it will eventually stop selling all passenger cars in the US except the Mustang , in favor of meeting Americans' appetite for large - and profitable - t...

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  • Doubling of China trade tariffs 'ready to go'
Doubling of China trade tariffs 'ready to go'

Speaking in a television interview , White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said that the administration would be reviewing the roughly 6,000 comments members of the public had made to the US Trade Representative on the $200bn proposals before deciding on how to proceed with the tariffs.

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  • Bharat Bandh: Offices, schools and colleges open at regular time
Bharat Bandh: Offices, schools and colleges open at regular time

The tax imposed by the Centre on petrol (including customs and excise duties, and other cesses) is 52.75 per cent, and on diesel is 38.53 per cent. BS Photo by Kamlesh Pednekar Hike in petrol price on the day oppn parties protesting shows govt's insensitivity: Akhilesh Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said hike in prices of petroleum produc...

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  • Petrol, diesel prices hiked again on Monday
Petrol, diesel prices hiked again on Monday

Both petrol and diesel prices increased by Rs 0.23/litre, reaching a new high of Rs 88.12/litre and Rs 77.32/litre, reported The Indian Express . Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu announced a cut in state taxes on fuel. That it is unpopular is evident by the Rajasthan government's decision, ahead of an assembly election, to reduc...

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