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39 states investigating Juul over health claims, marketing practices

iStock/Josie_Desmarais(NEW YORK) — Thirty-eight states have joined Connecticut’s investigation into Juul over the company’s health claims and marketing tactics, which officials said are geared toward minors.The probe is considering company’s marketing and sales practices, claims regarding nicotine content and statements the company made regarding the risks, safety and efficacy as a smoking-cessation device, according to…read more »

Amazon opens a grocery store with no cashiers

iStock/Kwangmoozaa(SEATTLE) — Amazon’s first Go Grocery store will open its doors in Seattle on Tuesday, welcoming shoppers to walk in, grab what they need and walk out without ever having to interact with a cashier.The e-commerce giant that has already shaken up the way people shop for pretty much everything is now expanding into the…read more »

TSA bans employees from using TikTok to create content for the agency

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Transportation Security Administration has banned its employees from using TikTok to create content for the agency after facing pressure from lawmakers over the social media platform’s ties to China.The announcement comes after Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, sent a letter blasting the federal agency for still using the app — which…read more »

Auschwitz Memorial slams Amazon series about Nazi hunters for its ‘dangerous foolishness’

iStock(NEW YORK) — Amazon’s new series Hunters has come under fire from the Auschwitz Memorial for a scene that depicts a fictionalized portrayal of the Holocaust.The remembrance group blasts the scene as “dangerous,” adding that it “welcomes future deniers.”The drama series, starring Al Pacino, premiered on Amazon’s Prime streaming service last Friday. It’s advertised as…read more »

As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Dow plummets 700 points

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 700 points on Monday as the number of coronavirus infections around the world have surged. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also tumbled Monday morning, by more than 2.6% and 3%, respectively. As markets opened Monday, the Dow was down more than 900 points after…read more »

As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Dow plummets 1000 points

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 1,000 points at close on Monday, marking its worst single-day drop in more than two years, as the number of coronavirus infections around the world have surged.The S&P 500 and NASDAQ also tumbled Monday, by more than 3.3% and 3.7%, respectively.United Health, American Express,…read more »

Report: Intuit nearing deal to buy Credit Karma

JHVEPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Intuit, known for making the tax software TurboTax, may soon be the new owner of Credit Karma.Citing people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reports Intuit is nearing a deal to purchase the personal finance company for approximately $7 billion in cash and stock.So long as discussions don’t fall apart,…read more »