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NYC to Charge Shoppers 5 Cents for Plastic Bags

May 6, 2016, 4:28 pm EDT

New York City (NYC) consumers will now have to pay for their plastic bags.

Paper bags will still be free but shoppers looking to put their groceries in store-owned plastic bags will have to pay five cents per bag. Read 

FDA Announces New Regulations for E-Cigarettes

May 5, 2016, 3:18 pm EDT

The Food and Drug Administration has made an announcement linked to the regulations for e-cigarettes. Source: Wikipedia

These devices and other tobacco products such as cigars will be regulated in a different manner than usual soon.

Following three workshops gathering info, the FDA decided to create a new policy that increases the number of items considered to be “tobacco products.” Read 

New California Smoking Laws Take Effect June 9: 6 Things to Know

May 5, 2016, 11:36 am EDT

California Gov. Jerry Brown has singed a new set of smoking bills that will go into effect on June 9, 2016.

Here are a few things to know about these new California smoking laws, as collected from The Los Angels Times.

    The new laws will increase the smoking age from 18 to 21. The legal smoking age will remain at 18 for active military personnel. California will be the second state, after Hawaii, to increase the legal smoking age to 21. The laws will list electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and restrict their use in public. Schools will be classified as no smoking areas. Licensing fees for retailers and distributors will be increased.

To learn more about the new California smoking law, click here. Read 

Humana May Exit Obamacare Exchanges in Some States

May 4, 2016, 7:04 pm EDT

Obamacare will soon cease to use Humana in several states. Source: Flickr>

The medicare program is getting rid of the health care provider, which also recently announced that that is lost a large Medicare account.

Those running Obamacare decided the move was done to halt losses that have taken place in the Affordable Care Act. Read 

Gun Control News: What Are Smart Guns?

Apr 29, 2016, 5:22 pm EDT

The future of gun control in the U.S. may be affected by smart guns. Source: Flickr

We live in a country that’s divided between those who quote the Constitution in regard to our right to bear arms, and those who point to the statistics of gun-related deaths. Could smart guns prove to be the solution to these problems?

The term refers to weaponry that’s childproof, lowering the amount of gun-related deaths and other injuries caused by accidents. The move is being supported by the White House itself. Read 

Google to Live Stream the Republican National Convention

Apr 29, 2016, 5:00 pm EDT

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL) will live-stream the Republican National Convention this summer.

The tech giant announced that it will cover the event, which will take place in Ohio, Cleveland this July. The company will also offer live data and virtual reality tools in real-time during the event.

The Republican National Convention will be streamed by the company in a strictly neutral manner, with no comment regarding all the controversy that Donald Trump has stirred this year. Read 

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