Sen. McConnell to offer bill raising nationwide age limit for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21

Twelve states have already raised the age limit for smoking and vaping to 21. (Photo: Nam Y. Huh, AP) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he will introduce a bill in the Senate next month to raise the nationwide minimum age for buying tobacco products and vaping devices from 18 to 21. The proposal comes as 12 states and 450 localities, such as New York City, […]

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Albertsons To Join Blockchain-based IBM Food Trust Network

Privately held US retail chain Albertsons Companies is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network to trace food from farm to store shelf. It will begin a pilot to trace bulk romaine lettuce from the supplier to the store for greater supply chain efficiency and more targeted recalls. The pilot will initially be conducted with one of Albertsons’ distribution centers. […]

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Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted assets and drove it into bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime former chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments and others like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, claiming they illegally siphoned billions of dollars of assets from the retailer before it went bankrupt. The lawsuit, made public on Thursday, was filed by the restructuring team winding down Sears’ bankruptcy estate and suing […]

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Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash

The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon. Continue Reading Below SpaceIL, the non-profit that undertook the botched lunar mission, said Thursday that its engineers collectively decided to restart the inertial measurement unit, a critical part of the spacecraft's guidance system, following its malfunction in the […]

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