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Legislation to give FDA authority over tobacco products on front burner

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after President Barack Obama signed State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation into law, raising the federal cigarette tax, the other shoe may drop on tobacco retailing. The Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108), which...

Obama decries oil imports, calls for renewable revolution

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to send him legislation that places a market-based cap on U.S. carbon polluting emissions and pushes the production of more renewable energy, reported Reuters. In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, Obama said that "to...

17-store chain in La., Miss., goes up for auction along with additional properties

HOUMA, La. -- Carmichael Consulting LLC and Tranzon Asset Advisors through IAC Louisiana LLC and IAC Mississippi LLC, have listed for sale an established convenience store chain located predominantly in southern Louisiana with some stores located in northern Louisiana and Mississippi. As reported...

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