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Juul seeks to block FDA ban on its e-cigarettes in US

The FDA said Thursday that Juul must stop selling its vaping device and its tobacco and menthol flavored cartridges.

Pilots in line for big raises amid global travel disruptions

The largest pilots union has approved a contract that would boost the pay of pilots at United Airlines by more than 14 percent over the next 18 months, potentially clearing the way for similar wage hikes throughout the industry.

How does the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision affect abortion pills?

The court’s decision is likely to restrict access to abortions at a time when abortion pills, as they are called, just became easier for some people to obtain.

THE BIG IDEA | KARA MILLER

Think we’ve solved the STEM gender gap? Think again.

Though we’ve been talking about getting more women into STEM fields for at least a generation, there are signs that we’re doing a mediocre job. And solutions are not going to be easy.

BUSINESS

Without massive capital behind them, smaller R.I. food businesses are feeling the pressure from all sides

The turbulent supply chain has sent many commercial kitchens into chaos, where chefs are having to rethink their menus and even reach out to diners for help.

UN chief warns of ‘catastrophe’ from global food shortage

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food around the globe.

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

The electoral tests come as Britain faces the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation, with Russia’s war in Ukraine squeezing supplies of energy and food staples at a time of soaring consumer demand while the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

Thailand ends restrictions on bars, scraps mask mandate

Thailand scrapped a mask mandate and allowed bars and pubs to remain open for longer hours as the Southeast Asian nation rolls back its remaining Covid-19 curbs amid a decline in new cases and a rebound in tourist arrivals.