UK Parliament fails to agree on a new Brexit plan — again

UK Parliament fails to agree on a new Brexit plan — again

Members of Parliament had another chance to break the political stalemate. They failed. The British Parliament failed yet again on Monday to break the Brexit impasse. Members of Parliament (MPs) held a second round of indicative votes to try to figure out an alternative plan for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The votes were intended to reveal what type of Brexit plan could secure a majority in Parliament. But nothing won —…

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Tesla penalized for violating hazardous waste law at California factory

Tesla penalized for violating hazardous waste law at California factory

Tesla has reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over hazardous waste violations that were discovered at the company’s factory in Fremont, California. Tesla has agreed to pay a $31,000 penalty, and, as part of the settlement, it will also buy $55,000 worth of emergency response equipment for the Fremont Fire Department. The EPA says it performed “unannounced inspections” along with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Bay Area Air…

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Vaping: the astonishing surge in e-cigarette use

Vaping: the astonishing surge in e-cigarette use

Use of e-cigarettes, particularly among teens, is rising at the fastest-recorded rate for any substance. In recent years, vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking cigarettes. It’s more discreet and socially acceptable than tobacco. Some vape devices deliver more nicotine than cigarettes, and they’re being heavily marketed to youth as well as smokers trying to quit. One such product, Juul, has rapidly taken over three-quarters of the US e-cigarette market. Juul’s intended mission is…

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The retail apocalypse: traditional retail chains are dying across America

The retail apocalypse: traditional retail chains are dying across America

Online shopping has changed the retail landscape, and brick-and-mortar stores are feeling it. In the past decade, the way Americans shop has drastically changed. The rise of Amazon and online shopping, delivery services, and direct-to-consumer brands has given consumers more choices than ever in how and where they shop. This shift has also helped fuel the decline of once-prosperous chain retailers like Sears, JC Penney, Payless, David’s Bridal, and others that have struggled to evolve…

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