Wal-Mart urged to end tobacco sales

Posted: February 20, 2014 at 3:35 a.m.

The recent decision by drugstore chain CVS Caremark to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600-plus stores prompted some lawmakers to ask other big-name retailers to do the same.

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Business, Pages 25 on 02/20/2014


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January producer prices up 0.2%

Vegetables are stacked last month in a Philadelphia warehouse owned by Procacci Brothers, one of the nation’s largest produce distributors. The Producer Price Index, a measure of wholesale inflation, rose 0.2 percent in January.

The cost of producing goods and services in the United States rose slightly in January, with higher food price... Read »

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Russian hockey team exits early

Members of Team Russia stand on the ice after a 3-1 loss to Finland in a men’s quarterfinal game in Bolshoy Arena in Sochi, Russia. The loss eliminated the team from medal consideration.

The home team is out of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Read »