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Indian health ministry seeks to ban e-cigarettes & curb ‘gateway’ vaping amid 900k tobacco deaths

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Concerned that aside from the long-term health effects, e-cigarettes may encourage more tobacco smoking among youth, India’s health ministry is reportedly urging the government to ban the production and imports of vaporizers. “E-cigarettes and similar technologies that encourage tobacco use or adversely impact public health are hazardous for an active as well as passive user,” Read More

U.S. factories show signs of trouble; labor market still firm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Activity is contracting in the U.S. manufacturing sector but the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, signs that factories are suffering from a global slowdown even as the broader labor market remains healthy. FILE PHOTO: Line workers spot weld parts of the frame on the flex line Read More

Indonesia tells some Jakarta supermarkets to remove ‘palm oil-free’ products

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has told some retailers in Jakarta to remove food products with “palm oil-free” labels from their shops, a government official said, as it seeks to protect its key export. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo of a palm oil plantation in Batanghari, Jambi province, Sumatra island, Read More

China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is escorted by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) staff during her arrival at Vancouver International airport in which she was arrested on a U.S. warrant, in a still image from video taken in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada December 1, 2018 and released August 21, 2019. CBSA/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS Read More

China buys U.S. soybeans after declaring ban on American farm goods

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – China snapped up a small volume of U.S. soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Soybeans fall into a bin as a trailer is filled at a Read More

Beijing warns Washington against new tariff action, vowing to retaliate

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China’s Commerce Ministry warned the US against further escalating the trade war as it urged Washington not to proceed with new tariffs against Chinese imports, some of which are set to take effect September 1. If Washington resorts to the promised tariffs, Beijing will have to retaliate, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday. The Read More