Business

Family-Owned Vape Shops Are Being Taxed Into Bankruptcy In Pennsylvania

Business | Steve Birr
Ufa, Russia, South Vape Shop, 5 April, 2016: E-liquid (e-juice) "High vape" for electronic cigarette (vaping device), on the counter in smoke (vapor) in vape bar in bottles. (Aleksandr Pogudin/Shutterstock)

‘Destroyed my business’

Obama-Era Climate Reg Could Drive People To Purchase Flammable Refrigerants

Energy | Chris White
Climate Change wooden sign with a desert background (By ESB Professional/Shutterstock)

‘We have been concerned for contractor and consumer safety’

Restaurants Are Turning Their TVs OFF To The NFL

Business | Gabrielle Okun
NFL Football - Jacksonville Jaguars vs Baltimore Ravens - NFL International Series - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - September 24, 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel during the U.S. national anthem before the match Action Images via Reuters

‘Until every player stands in respect’

Major Retailer Takes Big Step Toward Paying Its Workers More

Business | Reuters
FILE PHOTO - A newly constructed Target store is shown in San Diego, California May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

It says it will reach $15 per hour by the end of 2020

Massive Government Tax Giveaways Aren't Yielding Many Facebook Jobs

Business | Eric Lieberman
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges a cheer from the crowd before receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, as fellow honorary degree recipient actor James Earl Jones (L) looks on, during the 366th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘All those jobs left’

Walmart Testing Service That Stocks Your Fridge While You're Not Home

Business | Gabrielle Okun
Shutterstock/ ETOBICOKE, CANADA - JULY 24: Walmart Supercentre entrance on July 24, 2013 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Walmart is the world's third largest public corporation that runs chains of department stores.

‘This may not be for everyone’

London Residents Already Hate The City's Decision To Ban Uber

Business | Eric Lieberman
London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan gestures during an interview with Reuters at Canary Wharf in London, Britain November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

‘Want to restrict consumer choice’

When Protests Could Cost Your City Thousands Of Jobs And Billions Of Dollars

Business | Eric Lieberman
Police detain protesters arrested for causing damage to local businesses during the second night of demonstrations after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 16, 2017. Photo taken September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

‘Unless the city cleans up its act’

Two Of America's Biggest Wireless Carriers On The Verge Of Merging

Business | Eric Lieberman
Smartphones with the logos of T-Mobile and Sprint are seen in front of a Soft Bank logo in this illustration taken September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustrations

Wow!

Gov't Agency Paves Way For Trump To Slap Tariffs On Chinese Solar Panel Imports

Energy | Chris White
U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during his meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘[N]ow it will be in President Trump’s hands’

Months Of Media Speculation Over An Energy Department Study Exposed As Fake News

Energy | Michael Bastasch
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 7, 2014: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Editorial credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

‘Didn’t happen’

Zuckerberg Promises To Protect 'Election Integrity' After Handing Over Docs To Mueller

Tech | Eric Lieberman
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Alumni Exercises following the 366th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘Pretty crazy’

Google And Facebook Keep Strengthening Their Stranglehold On Digital Ad Market

Business | Eric Lieberman
Left: NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc. Eric Schmidt speaks at The New York Times DealBook Conference at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The New York Times) Right: CAMBRIDGE, MA - MAY 25: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at the Alumni Exercises at Harvard's 366th commencement exercises on May 25, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

‘Duopoly’ is ‘destroying journalism’

London Just Put The Kibosh On Uber

Business | Eric Lieberman
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: London Mayor Sadiq Khan poses in front of the open doors of a train car during the first Night Tube train to leave from Brixton Underground Station on August 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

‘Astounded by this decision’

Judge Tells Another Private Company It Must Offer Services To Gay Couples

Business | Grace Carr

‘They can’t pick and choose’

CLAIM: 'Behind Closed Doors' GOP Lawmakers Are Interested In Taxing CO2

Energy | Michael Bastasch
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: U.S. President Donald Trump (L), stands with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC), after Republicans passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House bill would still need to be passed by the Sebate before being signed into law. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘It was wrong then and is just as wrong today’

Facebook Shuts Down News Feature After Too Many Right-Wing Posts Appeared

World | Thomas Phippen
Left: BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 16: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media prior to talk with Greek Prime Minister at the Chancellery. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images) Right: BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg delivers his keynote conference on the opening day of the World Mobile Congress at the Fira Gran Via Complex. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

‘Even left-wing journalists’ were seeing the unwanted posts

Secretary DeVos Flies Everywhere On Her Own Jet -- And Her Own Dime

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Betsy DeVos Reuters/Mike Theiler

‘The secretary neither seeks, nor accepts, any reimbursement for her flights’

Apple Reporting Tech Problems Before Products Even Go On Sale

Business | Eric Lieberman
Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers brief remarks as U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and White House Director of the Office of American Innovation and the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner listen during a meeting of the American Technology Council in the State Dining Room of the White House June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the council's goal is "to explore how to transform and modernize government information technology." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Right in time for the holiday season!

Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Protection Agency Should Be 'Abolished,' Says Report

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray answers questions at the Reuters Washington Summit in Washington, DC, U.S. October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

CFPB is ‘actively harming consumers’

EPA Chief Who Used An Alias To Avoid Scrutiny Complains Trump Admin Isn't Transparent

Energy | Tim Pearce
U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during a joint news conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017. Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS

‘Preposterous’

IKEA's Augmented Reality App May End One Of The Biggest Problems With Furniture Shopping

Business | Eric Lieberman
Side view of happy young couple placing sofa in living room of new home. [Shutterstock - sirtravelalot]

‘That won’t fit’

WSJ: Unions Are Successfully Pushing California Dems Away From Tesla

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO - Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington, U.S. on July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

‘Democrats found a cause worth suspending their environmental passions’

The Wrong iPhone 8 Plan Could Cost You More Than $900, Says Study

Business | Eric Lieberman
(L-R) iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone 8 models are displayed during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

‘A value price, actually’

Don't Worry, Killer Robots Are Apparently Safe

US | Eric Lieberman
A robot army ready for deployment. [Shutterstock - Tatiana Shepeleva]

‘Superhuman intelligence’

Protesters Wreaked Havoc On St. Louis Business, Now They're Trying To Rebuild In The Wake

US | Amber Randall
Police detain protesters arrested for causing damage to local businesses during the second night of demonstrations after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 16, 2017. Photo taken September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

‘An outpouring of support’

Elizabeth Warren Meets With Longtime Wall Street Foe Jamie Dimon

Politics | Jack Crowe
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘She is very different in a conversation’

Tim Cook Could Have His 'Free Expression Award' Taken From Him Because Of Chinese Censorship

US | Eric Lieberman
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 17: Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., and China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua (R) visit a China Mobile shop to celebrate the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on China Mobile's fourth generation (4G) network on January 17, 2014 in Beijing, China. Apple Inc. and China Mobile Limited, the world's largest carrier with over 760 million subscribers, signed a deal on December 23, 2013 after six years of negotiations. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

‘All for free speech as long as it does not affect his bottom line’

Apple CEO Says $1,000 iPhone X Is 'A Value Price, Actually'

Business | Eric Lieberman
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) and Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive (L) look at the new Apple iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘We want to help people’

The Scientist Who Debunked 'An Inconvenient Sequel' Published Another E-Book That's Already Outselling Al Gore

Energy | Michael Bastasch
LE BOURGET near PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 7, 2015 : American politician and environmentalist Al Gore at the Paris COP21, United nations conference on climate change. (Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO )

‘Inevitable Disaster’

Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind

Opinion | The Conversation
Elderly couple on yacht (Photo: Shutterstock)

Gains in good health primarily go to more advantaged groups

Toys 'R' Us Is Going Bankrupt, And The Toy Industry Is Reeling

Business | Reuters
Toys 'R' Us (Shutterstock)

Toys ‘R’ bust…

How Big Business Made Brazil Fatties

Business | Robert Donachie
An order of french fries and chicken (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

How could this be?

Major Air Conditioning Companies Push Trump To Keep Climate Regs Targeting Refrigerants

Energy | Chris White
U.S. President Trump arrives at U.N. headquarters in New York

‘It’s Reagan-era environmental policy’

This Kentucky Town Exemplifies The Failures Of Job Retraining

Business | Jack Crowe
Assistant Superintendent Casey Crooks stands beside coal mining equipment at Murray Energy Corporationís Century Mine near Beallsville

‘You may be being lied to’

Amazon Faces Backlash After Banning Gay Bible

US | Grace Carr
A man holds a flag as he takes part in an annual Gay Pride Parade in Toronto June 28, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA SOCIETY) - RTR2554V

‘Mayor of hell’

WATCH: Mayor's Comical Attempt To Get Amazon's Attention

Business | Grace Carr
Video about where Amazon is looking to go. (Youtube screenshot/CNBC)

‘Right here’

Texas City Use Alarmism Over Youth Smoking To Float Vaping Crackdown

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

French Designer Stephanie Marin, displays a "Sifflu", a twig-shaped vape alternative that it hopes will encourage better breathing habits in its users. in Nice, France, April 12, 2017. Picture taken April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

‘Cut off a source of smoking to kids’

Plant Struck By Harvey Leaked 'Significantly' More Chemicals Than Originally Thought

Energy | Tim Pearce
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA, which produces organic peroxides, is seen after fires were reported at the facilty in Crosby

‘Concerning’

Facebook Responds To Fake News Criticism With These Drastic Measures

Business | Reuters

Concerned about hate speech

Trump's EPA Sets Sights On Another Obama-Era Reg Targeting The Coal Industry

Energy | Chris White

‘It is important that we … consider improvements’

Global Tobacco Leader Pours $1 Billion Into Eradicating Smoking

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

A man uses a Philip Morris iQOS e-cigarette in Tokyo, Japan May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

‘Smoke-free future’

Trump Leaves Tap Open To Venezuelan Oil During Harvey And Irma Recovery

Energy | Tim Pearce
The oil tanker Karvounis lies at anchor stranded off the coast of Louisiana

‘Not at the expense of American motorists’

'Absolutely Insane' Tax On Vaping Likely Dead In Connecticut Budget Fight

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

A man uses an E-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, slightly longer than a normal cigarette, in this illustration picture taken in Paris, March 5, 2013. A changeable filter contains a liquid with nicotine and propylene glycol. When the user inhales as he would when smoking, air flow is detected by a sensor and a micro-processor activates an atomizer which injects tiny droplets of the liquid into the flowing air, producing a vapour. The E cigarette is powered by a rechargeable battery. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

‘Most counterproductive strategies ever conceived’

Vape Shop Owner Under Public Attack Says He's Only 'Trying To Make An Honest Living'

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr

The Daily Vaper

An exhibitor staff member uses an electronic cigarette at Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo (VAPE CHINA EXPO) in Beijing, July 24, 2015. According to the organizer, the Expo, which is held in Beijing from July 23 to 25, attracts over 120 companies, including global high-end e-cigarette and e-liquid brands. China’s capital city unrolled ambitious new curbs on smoking in early June. Under the new rules, anyone in Beijing who violates the ban, which includes smoking in restaurants, hotels, schools and hospitals as well as in certain outdoor public places, must pay a 200 yuan ($32.25) fine. REUTERS/Jason Lee

‘Hardest time we’ve ever had’

The Polaroid Camera Is Back After Almost 10 Years

Business | Eric Lieberman
A woman snapping a photo with her camera and tripod. [Shutterstock - krechet]

‘For the modern era’

iPhone X Will Be Able To Scan Our Faces, And Sen Franken Is Suspicious

Politics | Eric Lieberman
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

‘In terms of race, gender, and age’

Here Are All The Important Things You Could Buy Instead Of The iPhone X

Tech | Eric Lieberman
CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) and Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive (L) look at the new Apple iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

How about four phones?

EPA's Scott Pruitt: What Was So Great About Obama's Environmental Record?

Energy | Chris White
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview for Reuters at his office in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘He tried to regulate CO2 twice and flunked twice’