Race to Replace Cigarettes Is Heating Up

E-cigarettes have the edge over heated tobacco among American smokers, but it isn’t guaranteed to last THE WALL STREET JOURNAL // JUNE 19, 2022   American smokers trying to quit have a choice between vapes, nicotine pouches and—a more recent introduction—heated tobacco sticks. Cigarette companies have a lot riding on which way they turn. Today,…

Heat Wave Devastates India’s Mango Harvest

Farmers see yields dropping by 70%, damaging livelihoods and pushing up prices THE WALL STREET JOURNAL // JUNE 18, 2022   A mango orchard nestled in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has passed through three generations of Deepak Kumar’s family. His grandfather planted the saplings 35 years ago and by June, the trees…

Walmart Stops Selling Cigarettes in Some Stores

After years of internal debate, Walmart is removing tobacco products from select stores in Florida, California and elsewhere THE WALL STREET JOURNAL //  MARCH 25, 2022 Walmart Inc. is ending cigarette sales in some U.S. stores after years of debate within the retail company’s leadership ranks about the sale of tobacco products, according to people…

Instacart Cuts Valuation by Nearly 40%

CEO of food-delivery company says change reflects stock-market trends, doesn’t affect its plans to go public THE WALL STREET JOURNAL // MARCH 25, 2022   Instacart Inc. said it has cut its valuation by about 38% to $24 billion, illustrating the difficulties of competing in the delivery market. The San Francisco company said the valuation…

Mexico Resumes Exports of Avocados to U.S.

Suspension lifted as Mexico takes measures to ensure safety of U.S. inspectors THE WALL STREET JOURNAL // FEB. 18, 2022   The U.S. resumed inspections and imports of Mexican avocados that were suspended a week ago after an U.S. inspector in the principal producing state of Michoacán received a threatening phone call. The Agriculture Department’s…