Altria Makes Investment in Vaping Company Juul

Altria Makes Investment in Vaping Company Juul

Tobacco company, Altria Group Inc., has agreed to a $12.8 billion investment for a 35% stake of the large vaping company, Juul Labs Inc. Altria will now be participating in the vaping industry only through Juul. Altria made the strategic move for the following reasons: Provides a significant stake in the largest and fastest growing […]

New York City Hopes to Ban Cashless Retailers

New York City Hopes to Ban Cashless Retailers

The New York City Council recently proposed a new bill that could limit retailers’ frictionless goals and ambitions. Under the new bill introduced by the New York City Council, retailers would be fined for not accepting cash as a form of payment. The bill was introduced Ritchie Torres who represents the working-class communities of the […]

Gas Prices Fall Prior to Thanksgiving

Gas Prices Fall Prior to Thanksgiving

Those traveling for Thanksgiving will be relieved as gas prices have been falling leading up to Holiday. The gas prices are looking more in line with the prices from 2017. As of Monday, Nov. 19, the average national gas price went down to $2.62. That is seven cents lower than the price from a week […]

Cigarette Smoking at Record Low in U.S.

Cigarette Smoking at Record Low in U.S.

New data shows that only 14% of adults smoke cigarettes – a record low among U.S. adults. According to researchers and industry experts, the new data shows proof that the ongoing efforts to decrease smoking rates in the country are successful. According to the CDC, FDA and National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, there were […]

FDA Thinking About Banning Flavored E-Cigs in C-Stores

FDA Thinking About Banning Flavored E-Cigs in C-Stores

It is no secret at this point that the FDA has been targeting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. According to the CNBC, in one the latest updates, the FDA commissioner publicly targeted the sale of flavored e-cigarettes at convenience stores. In a recent interview on the “Squawk Box”, commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the FDA […]

Signatures Now Optional for Mastercard

Signatures Now Optional for Mastercard

Mastercard has become the first credit card company to not require signatures on the card itself and when purchasing an item. Due to the changes in security and technology advancements in identity verification, Mastercard made the announcement stating that signatures are optional on receipts and the card. Not having to sign a receipt after a […]

FDA may Ban Online E-Cigarette Sales

FDA may Ban Online E-Cigarette Sales

Many retailers in the e-cigarette and vape industry expected to see a ban on online sales when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made it’s ruling back in 2016. The ban was not included in the final ruling. That may not be the case anymore. FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, stated two weeks ago that the […]

Northern Colorado Fall Events

Northern Colorado Fall Events

Leaves are changing color, the Football season has started and Halloween is right around the corner. You know what that means? We are nearing the official start of Autumn. In only a week and a half, Saturday, September 22nd marks the first day of Autumn. It’s many people’s favorite time of year and we really […]