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  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signs $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike into law

    Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike Wednesday – the biggest of its kind in Florida history -- saying he hopes to kill the habit that results in thousands of deaths every year. "I view it more as a health issue than a tax...
  • Movies with Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman to screen at Sundance Film Festival

    Movies with Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman to screen at Sundance Film Festival
    For years the Sundance Film Festival has featured a smattering of big-time stars in its smaller movies. But January's gathering might have more recognizable faces than most Sundance red carpets in recent memory -- Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt,...
  • Letters to the editor

    Insurance profits versus patients Re "Doctors balk at request for data," Feb. 12 The attempt by Blue Cross to enlist doctors as informants was an effort to prevent those sick enough to require coverage from getting it. This letter to doctors was only...
  • Cigarette lawsuit: Does an addict???s family deserve millions?

     
    This much we know: A Broward civil jury has decided Stuart Hess???s 1997 lung cancer death was caused by his addiction to nicotine. Now for the $130 million question: Who is to blame and how much, if anything, do his......
  • Beermen in America: A South Lawn saga

     
    by Mark Silva There are so many potential "teachable moments'' in the sharing of a few cold beers outside the White House this evening - with the president, the Harvard professor and Cambridge police office embroiled in a debate over......
  • 2009 Emmy Awards Live

     
    Live-blogging the 2009 Emmy Awards 8:05 p.m.: Closing thoughts. Whoever has the Emmys next year should break with tradition and hire Neil Patrick Harris to host. Might be time to ban '30 Rock' from further nominations. Bryan Cranston is finally......
  • Consumer Confidential: E-books, cigarette profits, kicking the habit

     
    Here's your throat-clearingly Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Just as e-books are starting to catch on (can you say iPad?), publishers are pushing to boost the e-price of new releases to as much as $14.99......
  • Consumer Confidential: GM loves China, tobacco companies rake it in

     
    Here's your thick-as-thieves Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Let them eat Chevys: General Motors might be having troubles at home, but the carmaker is on a tear in China, where sales of GM vehicles rose nearly......
  • Give bigger government a chance

    ON APRIL 2, this newspaper reported that the Los Angeles Police Department had asked Philip Morris USA for a $50,000 donation to help fund its investigation into counterfeit cigarettes. That makes a lot of sense: If TV cop shows have commercials, why...
  • Florida legislature considers hiking cigarette tax to plug budget woes

    How dire are the financial times in Florida? Consider: The same Republican legislators who abolished the intangibles tax on investments three years ago are thinking about raising taxes to get through the housing-induced recession. The Florida Legislature...
  • Langley leader Falk places seventh in national standings

    C.E. Falk, the Late Model Division points leader at Langley Speedway, finished seventh in the final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national top 500. Falk was sandwiched between a pair of Canadian drivers, sixth-place Steve Robblee and eighth-place Ron...