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Juul maker to invest $30M to combat underage vaping

The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children. The announcement from Juul (JOO'-uhl) Labs comes one day after the Food and Drug...

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Chinese automaker plans electric car production in SAfrica

A state-owned Chinese automaker announced plans Wednesday to produce electric vehicles in South Africa, highlighting the growing role of the world's largest auto market in a technology seen as the global industry's future. BAIC Group's announcement...

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Drugmaker Takeda agrees to buy Shire for $64 billion

Japanese drugmaker Takeda has reached a tentative agreement to buy Ireland-based Shire for 46 billion pounds ($64 billion) in one of the biggest pharma deals to date. Takeda has offered the equivalent of 49 pounds in cash and stock for each...

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China says it welcomes visit by US officials amid trade spat

China's foreign ministry said Wednesday that it welcomes a planned visit by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to Beijing next week amid trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said...

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Global stocks slide, futures point to weak Wall Street open

Global shares dropped Wednesday and Wall Street was set to edge slightly lower on the open amid worries over a rise in the cost of borrowing and companies' raw materials. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was down 0.8 percent to 5,399, while...

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EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta...

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Miranda, "Game of Thrones" #MeToo figure take Webby Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Game of Thrones" and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year's Webby Awards. Miranda won the Webby for public service and social activism for his work raising money for charities assisting...

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Beijing Auto show highlights e-cars designed for China

Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry's future. General Motors displayed...

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Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online

Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday. The program is also starting a comprehensive review of how it will pay for...

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Once disruptors, ride-hailing firms now ‘major player’ at Austin airport 

Sometime in 2014, a scattering of vehicles started showing up at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, darting in to pick up airline passengers who had hailed them via smartphone apps. The vehicles, often unmarked and blending in with others, were...

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