|FDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco industry
The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.
|In Disney World's shadow, homeless Florida families struggle
A growing number of families are living in hotels along U.S. 192 in central Florida's tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 homeless households with children.
|Heineken returns to growth in Western Europe
Heineken says it has returned to growth in its crucial Western Europe market in the first quarter, after a long period of stagnation. "Organic" sales — measured by operations held in both years — grew by 3.4 percent.
|FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
|A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint
The stock market is closing slightly lower as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 12 points and the Nasdaq composite fell 34 points by the end of trading Wednesday.