Consumer products and services

December 21, 2017 - 7:38 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Liquor Authority says a Miami-based liquor wholesaler has been fined $3.5 million after its sales staff used "pay to play" tactics to boost sales. The agency announced Wednesday that Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits admitted that its New York sales staff...
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FILE - This Monday Dec. 11, 2017 file picture shows a general view of the Lactalis plant and milk production site where possible source of the outbreak has been identified in Craon, western France. A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of salmonella contamination. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
December 21, 2017 - 4:57 am
PARIS (AP) — A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of fears of salmonella contamination. Lactalis had already recalled several million baby milk products earlier this month. On Thursday,...
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December 21, 2017 - 3:38 am
PARIS (AP) — A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of fears of salmonella contamination. Lactalis had already recalled several million baby milk products earlier this month. On Thursday,...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2010, file photo former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin appears at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. President Donald Trump on Dec. 20, 2017, commuted the prison sentence of Rubashkin, a Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin's sentence was too harsh, the White House said. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering, marking the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin,...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2010, file photo former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin appears at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. President Donald Trump on Dec. 20, 2017, commuted the prison sentence of Rubashkin, a Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin's sentence was too harsh, the White House said. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who received 27 years behind bars for money laundering. It was the first time Trump has used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin,...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentence to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa...
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December 20, 2017 - 3:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The former owner of an Indiana hotel is being sued for charging a woman $350 for posting a negative online review that said there was hair and dirt on the sheets in her room and other cleanliness issues. Indiana's attorney general's office contends that Andrew Szakaly...
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In this photo taken Nov. 28, 2017, Brad Eckenweiler, chief executive of Lifestyle Delivery Systems, poses for a photo while holding cannabis buds from his freezer that will be used to manufacture concentrates in Adelanto, Calif. Lifestyle is what’s known as a “vertically integrated company,” with a hand in every aspect of the business, from producing organic seeds to transportation and over-the-counter sales. (AP Photo/Mike Blood)
December 20, 2017 - 2:08 pm
ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Drive by the High Desert Truck Stop, turn down a rutted road by the bail bond signs, slip behind a steel fence edged with barbed wire, and you can glimpse the future of California's emerging legal pot industry. In a boxy warehouse marked only by a street number, an $8...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way it functions across the continent. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 20, 2017 - 1:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated as a transport company instead of a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe and could weigh on other app-based companies too. Taxi drivers...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way it functions across the continent. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 20, 2017 - 8:34 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe and could weigh on other app-based companies too...
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