Vuse becomes the first e-cigarette to get FDA approval 

In the US, all medical products are regulated by the FDA, including e-cigarettes. Now, the agency has approved an e-cigarette for the first time in its history.  Three products under the Vuse... Read more »

Amazon plans to open its first UK High Street store

Now that it’s become the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has announced plans to expand its High Street presence in the UK by opening its first non-food retail store.  The shop, which... Read more »

What caused the global outage of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp?

After a major outage on Monday affecting tens of millions of users around the world, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are now officially back online. All of the Facebook-owned platforms crashed early... Read more »

The latest COVID-19 restrictions for restaurants and fast-food chains

Now that most social restrictions have ended, spending at US restaurants and fast-food chains has quickly rebounded from the lows of the pandemic.  In fact, according to data from The NPD Group/CREST,... Read more »

UK fuel supply crisis continues as the government puts military on standby 

In the last week, fuel supply chain issues and a shortage of truck drivers have meant panic buying of petrol and diesel across the UK.  According to the Petrol Retailers Association, which... Read more »

Amazon agrees to pay for injury or damages caused by third-party products

Over the last few years, the number of products being sold by third-party sellers on Amazon has been rising. In fact, over 50% of the products are sold by third parties.  However,... Read more »

The price of coffee increases due to cold weather in Brazil 

Americans currently drink 146 billion cups of coffee a year. But, a blast of cold weather in Brazil could mean the average coffee could soon end up costing a lot more.  Coffee... Read more »

Drug companies agree on a settlement for their role in the opioid crisis 

Pharmaceutical companies have been widely criticized for their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Now, four of the biggest US drug giants have agreed to pay $26 million to settle claims.  Earlier... Read more »

Robinhood app fined $70 million for giving ‘false or misleading information’

The Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has just fined the trading app Robinhood $70 million, which is the largest penalty ever imposed by the organization.  According to a statement from FINRA, Robinhood has... Read more »

Juul agrees to pay settlement in lawsuit over advertising practices 

The e-cigarette maker Juul has now agreed to pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit with North Caroline after being accused of intentionally marketing its products to teenagers.  The US state accused... Read more »