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Hundreds of “banned” goods still for sale on Amazon, report finds

Enlarge / A drone with an Amazon package floats in front of the Amazon logistics center in Leipzig, Germany, 28 October 2014. Amazon did not comment on whether drones will fuel this default one-day speed boost for paying Amazon Prime subscribers’ deliveries. (credit: Alamy / dpa Picture Alliance) Amazon is by far the biggest US …

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Vaping-linked lung disease cases jump from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC says [Updated]

Enlarge / A person exhales vapor while using an electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, California on Monday, June 24, 2019. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping rose from 94 to 153—a jump of over 60%—in just five days, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control …

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US phone carriers make empty, unenforceable promises to fight robocalls

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | MassimoVernicesole) Phone companies and attorneys general from all 50 US states are touting a new agreement to fight robocalls, but it won’t actually do much to help consumers. The top wireless carriers and home phone providers promised attorneys general from every state and the District of Columbia that they would …

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The U.S. May Have Had Its First Vaping-Related Death: Brainstorm Health

Happy Friday, readers! Earlier this week, we noted that there have been some 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses potentially linked to vaping. The outbreak has been concerning enough to attract the attention of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In an unfortunate turn, one individual has died from this serious lung condition, according to …

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Fashion Companies Reach Landmark Sustainability Accord Ahead of G7 Summit

This afternoon at the Élysée Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron and Kering chairman and chief executive François-Henri Pinault unveiled a new plan to reduce the environmental impact of the global fashion industry. Signed by 32 companies—including some of the biggest names in luxury, activewear, fast fashion, and retailing—the G7 Fashion Pact marks the first serious …

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100 Year Bonds? Why ‘Ultra-Long’ Bonds Have Caught on in 14 Countries and Counting

Sovereign bond yields across the globe are stuck near all-time historic lows, with Germany issuing negatively-yielding 30-year debt for the first time ever on Wednesday. While bond markets may be signalling recession ahead for the global economy, governments around the world are increasingly eager to take advantage of historic low borrowing costs to fund their …

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HP Inc. names head of printer division as new CEO

Long-time HP veteran Enrique Lores, who runs the $20 billion printer business, is succeeding Dion Weisler effective Nov. 1. Weisler, who was named CEO in late 2014 after the computing behemoth was split into two companies, is leaving for a “family health matter.”