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Nation Jul 15Reynolds American buys rival for $27.4 billion
Two of the largest names in tobacco joined forces Tuesday when Reynolds American bought rival Lorillard to the tune of $27.4 billion. This move unites the No. 2 and No. 3 American cigarette companies in what appears to be a…
Nation Jul 14Swiss Lindt buys Russell Stover
Swiss chocolate giant Lindt & Spruengli agreed on a billion-dollar deal to buy U.S. candy maker Russell Stover. The partnership makes Lindt the third largest chocolate maker in North America behind Hershey and Mars, owning 7.9 percent of the market.
Nation May 20Heroin seizures on the rise in Northeast
The supply and demand for heroin along the East Coast has skyrocketed in recent years with New York City once again at the center of a sophisticated nationwide distribution network.
World May 12World’s largest display of democracy wraps in India
With 814 million eligible voters, the election is thought to be the largest in the world, with voting taking place in stages over a six week period. Results are expected on May 16, and Election Commissions officials have…
Health May 09Paralyzed patients successfully move legs after breakthrough treatment
Four paraplegic patients who participated in a study were able to voluntarily move their legs again after repeated epidural electrical stimulation of their spinal cords. The study was funded mainly by the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, and the results…
World May 09Fighting erupts in Mariupol amid Victory Day celebrations
Fighting broke out in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. The violence erupted Friday when pro-Russian separatists attempted to seize police headquarters in Mariupol, an important industrial town of 500,000 on the Sea of Azov,…
Economy Apr 21In Canada, find a penny, recycle it
Across Canada a beloved and familiar face is silently disappearing. Everyday transactions in shopping centers and banks are slowly feeding a systematized extinction unnoticed by most. The object of destruction: the Canadian penny.
World Mar 17Tennessee distilleries battle over legal title of whiskey empire
Lawmakers in Tennessee are re-evaluating state rules that determine what can and cannot be called Tennessee whiskey. The state’s most signature product and multi-billion dollar industry has a global reputation, one that might be at stake if lawmakers ease regulations.
World Feb 27UPDATED: Intelligence officials secretly collected private Yahoo video chat images
Updated 6:15 p.m. ET A NSA spokesperson, late today, emailed the following statement to the NewsHour: "As we’ve said before, the National Security Agency does not ask its foreign partners to undertake any intelligence activity that the U.S. Government would…