Consumer Products

Altria Delivers Yet Another Dividend Hike With a Monster Yield

It almost seems too good to be true that a tobacco giant can keep raising its dividend year in and year out. After all, smoking cigarettes is just not that ...
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Music Industry Calls Out Amazon, eBay for Selling Counterfeit CDs

In 2000, the recorded music industry posted total retail revenues of $14.3 billion, of which 92.3% ($13.2 billion) was down to compact disc sales. Last year, CD sales comprised 7.1% ...
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The World’s Healthiest Packaged Food? It’s British, Says a New Study

Forget fish and chips, sticky toffee pudding, and that fat-heavy full English breakfast combination known colloquially as the “heart attack special.” No one is going to claim that foods like ...
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Is Amazon Flouting the Law With Its Supposed L.A. Liquor Store?

Earlier this month, it was announced that Amazon had applied for a license to open a brick-and-mortar liquor store in San Francisco so that it could legally deliver wine and ...
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Is the Beyond Meat Huge Analyst Upgrade Conflicted?

Beyond Meat Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND) has been the story of the year, when it comes to initial public offerings and the follow-on interest. After pricing its IPO at just $25 ...
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Study: Americans Are Clueless About How Many Calories Are Actually in Their Fast Food

We all know that eating a lot of fast food is bad for our health. That doesn’t stop almost 40% of us from doing just that every day, according to ...
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New Avocado DNA Research Means More of Them and Even Better Flavor

Sequencing of the human genome -- the complete set of DNA our bodies need to develop and direct our activities -- was completed in 2003. Now it’s the avocado’s turn. ...
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Amazon Has Opened a Secret Liquor Store In LA — Sort of

It was announced earlier this week that Amazon had applied for a license to open a liquor store in San Francisco’s Dogpatch section. Having a brick-and-mortar wine and spirits outlet ...
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You Won’t Believe How Many Pet Owners Spend More on Their Pets’ Health Than on Their Own

According to a study conducted last year by the American Pet Products Association, some 68% of American households -- about 85 million families -- own pets. We love our cats ...
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Study: Using Marijuana Could Turn You Into a Heavy Drinker

It is often said that marijuana is healthier than alcohol. A 2018 study, for instance, found that alcohol use can change brain structure, while marijuana has no apparent long-term effects ...
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How Criminals and Mass Killers Obtain Firearms

The horrific recent mass killings in El Paso and Dayton have once again focused Americans' attention on gun violence and what can be done to stop or at least curb ...
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Tilray’s Q2: A Swing and a Miss

Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) released second-quarter financial results after markets closed Tuesday. The company said that it had a net loss of $0.36 per share and $45.9 million in revenue, ...
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These Are the Best Video Games to Play While Doing Homework

Do video games and homework go together? Various studies have suggested that gamers spend less time on their homework than those who don’t indulge, and might perform worse on standardized ...
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Do Open Carry Laws Increase or Decrease Gun Violence?

Sometime in the past 10 years or so, all of us have heard or read the remark, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a ...
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What to Expect When Tilray Reports on Tuesday

Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) is scheduled to release its second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for a net loss of $0.25 per ...
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