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FDA tobacco control bill heads to president, who is expected to sign it into law

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Friday sent to the White House the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act, legislation which gives the federal government new powers to regulate and restrict cigarettes, said the Associated Press. President Barack Obama has given strong support to the measure...

Senate passes legislation giving FDA control of cigarettes, other products

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed the government's strongest anti-smoking legislation in decades Thursday with a vote to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in cigarettes, drastically curtail ads and ban candied tobacco products, according to the Associated Press. The legislation, one of...

Bankruptcy judge OKs procedures, schedule to put 47 Appalachian Oil sites on block

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Judge Marsha Parsons of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee yesterday gave final approval for the prompt sale of the assets of Appalachian Oil Co. Inc. (Appco), Blountsville, Tenn., a company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The action...

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Chain uses social-networking site to drive traffic to sampling truck
Village Pantry, Worsley leadership realigned to drive savings, synergies
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Follows up launch of franchising website with Business Conversion Program site
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33 Chicago-area BP sites tailor made to fit Atlas Oil's acquisition strategy.