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Health authorities in several European countries regard vapes as a less harmful alternative to tobacco, but the Government has not taken a position. Photograph: iStock

Service station chain Applegreen began selling Juul e-cigarettes on Thursday under a new deal agreed by the the two companies. Juul Labs, 35 per cent(...)

Markets took fright as US president Donald Trump warned China against waiting out his first term to finalise any trade deal, saying the outcome could be no agreement or a worse one. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Irish shares suffered their biggest sell-off since the middle of December on Tuesday, with banks among the worst performers, as concerns over a no-dea(...)

The Republic is Juul’s 10th territory. It sells in the US, Canada, Britain and several other European Union countries, along with Russia and Israel. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

US e-cigarette maker Juul Labs is targeting the Republic’s 830,000 smokers following its launch here on Tuesday. Juul, 35 per cent owned by Marlboro (...)

A still from The Big Short. Steve Carrell (seated in centre) plays Mark Baum, a character based on Steve Eisman.

Steve Eisman shot to fame after Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short, which homed in on his profitable bets on the US housing market collapse which tipp(...)

Juul vape products at a shop in New Yorke. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/The New York Times

Cigarette maker Altria on Thursday confirmed a 35 per cent stake in Juul Labs that values the electronic cigarette group at about $38 billion (€33.15 (...)

E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popul(...)

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE  Friday. Photograph: Epa/Justin Lane

European stocks failed to stage a recovery on Friday, posting their worst week since a market correction last February as a new sell-off hit bourses a(...)

The benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit all-time highs on Friday after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank’s current approach to interest rate hikes were the best way to protect the US economic recovery. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global equity markets rose on Friday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed no surprises in a key speech outlining a steady course for(...)

Shares in Ryanair rallied by 2.3 per cent to €14.95, recovering some of the ground lost over the previous two sessions. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Irish stock market heavyweights CRH and a rebounding Ryanair lifted the Iseq index higher on Tuesday as the wider European and US markets succumbed to(...)

Kellyanne Conway received the right to defer capital gains taxes for her sale of the Polling Company/Woman Trend. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to US president Donald Trump, has taken steps to sell her political consulting firm, according to a document releas(...)

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