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Senate expected to move quickly;legislation to be paid for with tobacco hike

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP) and increase cigarette taxes to pay for it, according to a Reuters report. Similar legislation was twice vetoed by President George W. Bush, who opposed raising tobacco...

NATO rallies other industry groups around opposition to tobacco tax increases

WASHINGTON -- Moving quickly to try to give president-elect Barack Obama an early victory on an important healthcare issue, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote today to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and increase cigarette taxes to pay for it, said a...

Utah-based chain gets adventurous with reality-TV show/marketing program

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah -- Here, along West Center Street in North Salt Lake, Utah, stands a 4,800-square-foot monster of a store bearing the Maverik logo. North Salt Lake-based Maverik Inc. considers this its flagship location among its more than 200 stores in seven Western states. Inside the store...

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Gasoline brand announces enhancements including new dispenser, valance graphics
Federal, state gasoline tax increases, mileage taxes on the table this year
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