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CDC director resigns over her 'financial interests' in tobacco companies
The director of the Centers for Disease Control has resigned, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the wake of her "financial interests" coming under scrutiny. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had invested in stock at tobacco companies only a month after assuming her role at a federal
Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR's top series starting in 2017
LAS VEGAS -- NASCAR announced Monster Energy as the replacement for Sprint as the sponsor of NASCAR's premier series on Thursday. NASCAR Chairman Brian France said it is a multiyear deal with options but would not talk about the terms of the deal. He also said a name for the series would be
Smoker John Boehner Joins Board of Tobacco Company
Former speaker of the House and notorious cigarette-lover John Boehner will be joining the board of Reynolds American, America's second-largest tobacco company. The company, headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, owns Camel -- Boehner's professed favorite -- as well as Newport and Pall
New FDA Regulations Won't Slow Down Big Tobacco, Analysts Say
Major regulations for e-cigarettes and tobacco products announced this week may not do much to slow down the largest tobacco companies, analysts tell ABC News. E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing,
FDA Pumps Money Into Campaign to Counter Tobacco Use in LGBT Community
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a $35.7 million anti-tobacco campaign today focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) young adults. The new campaign, “ This Free Life ,” includes four videos that aim to prevent and reduce smoking among LGBT 18- to 24-year-olds, who
Just a sign of the times
NASCAR chairman Brian France sat on a stage at Daytona International Speedway in July of 2007 and steadfastly refuted the notion that three name changes in six years to the title sponsorship of his top-tier series projected an image of volatility, if not diminished luster after decades of steady
Prime Minister Harper Lays Flowers; UNC Student-Athletes Take Fake Classes
Parliament shooting: Prime Minister Harper lays flowers on parliament hill to honor the shooting victims; Investigation reveals University of North Carolina let student-athletes take fake classes.
Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar
Morning Money Memo… It’s merger Monday and today’s big deal is in the retail industry. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar for about $8.5 billion. Among the big winners is billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who announced last month that he had purchased...
Record $23B Verdict Against Cigarette Giant
A Florida widow was awarded $23 billion from R.J. Reynolds after her 36-year-old husband died of cancer.