US FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes in nicotine crackdown

An electronic cigarette device made by JUUL is shown in this picture illustration taken September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 23 (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday blocked Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal … Read more

EU seeks to halve use of pesticides, heal nature with landmark laws

BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed on Wednesday legally binding targets to half the use of chemical pesticides and restore nature across the EU, in an attempt to better protect health and recover plunging wildlife populations. European Union environment policy chief Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters the proposal on repairing habitats would require … Read more

How free-wheeling Texas became the self-driving trucking industry’s promised land

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17 (Reuters) – For companies working to make self-driving trucks a near-term reality, all roads leading to Texas. Vast highways, a booming freight market and, crucially, the least restrictive laws governing autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the United States have turned Texas into the industry’s most desired location. Several companies, including Aurora … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Former Amazon India seller says antitrust raid illegally detained employees

Amazon sellers raided in April over suspected favouritism Cloudtail says antitrust body conducted raid illegaly Antitrust body says raid was in line with regulatory process India regulators, foreign enterprises tussle over e-commerce NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – A former top seller for Amazon (AMZN.O) in India, Cloudtail, has accused India’s antitrust agency of illegally … Read more

US retailers cut prices but services keep inflation hot

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – Major US retailers like Target Corp (TGT.N) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N)have been cutting prices to clear overstocked warehouses, but hotel revenue is pouring in as daily room rates and occupancy have broken above pre-pandemic levels. Used car prices are no longer surging at the chart-topping pace that drove an initial … Read more

US to phase out single-use plastic on public lands, national parks by 2032

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – The US Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out single-use plastic products on public lands by 2032, including in national parks, in a move aimed at tackling a major source of US plastic waste as recycling effort filter. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued a secretarial order that calls … Read more

Risk of delay to carbon market reforms after surprise EU vote

EU lawmakers reject proposal to upgrade carbon market Risks delay to upgrade of EU’s core climate policy Split over whether to boost or weaken other measures War, inflation loom over climate vote outcomes BRUSSELS, June 8 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposal to upgrade the European Union’s carbon market, an unexpected … Read more

China May services activity contracts for third straight month

BEIJING, June 6 (Reuters) – China’s services activity contracted for a third straight month in May, pointing to a slow recovery ahead despite the easing of some COVID lockdowns in Shanghai and neighboring cities, a private business survey showed on Monday. The Caixin services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 41.4 in May from 36.2 … Read more