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San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US city

San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US citySan Francisco officials approved a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes Tuesday, making it the first major U.S. city to pass such a restriction.



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Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms sales

Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms salesThe Senate failed Monday in a bid to override a trio of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Trump’s decision to sell the weapons in a way that would have bypassed congressional review infuriated lawmakers from both parties. In a bipartisan pushback, Democrats and Republicans banded together to pass resolutions blocking the $ 8.1 billion weapons sales to the U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf.



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Trump Wins Veto Fight With Senate to Allow Arms Sales to Saudis

Trump Wins Veto Fight With Senate to Allow Arms Sales to Saudis(Bloomberg) — The Senate lost a bid to override President Donald Trump’s veto and block arms sales to Saudi Arabia to punish the kingdom for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.The votes Monday demonstrate the limits of Congress’ ability to act as a check on the president’s policies, even on foreign policy issues where some Republicans oppose the president’s position. Only a handful of GOP senators joined Democrats in voting to override the vetoes. None of the three resolutions got more than 46 votes — far short of the two-thirds majority needed.Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said Saudi Arabia has been targeting civilians in its war against Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen.“There are few days in this body when we can say our votes will save lives,” Menendez of New Jersey said on the Senate floor just before the votes. “Today is such a day.“The three resolutions were intended to halt what House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called “the most controversial and significant sales contemplated,” including precision-guided munitions for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Lawmakers are increasingly questioning the war in Yemen that has resulted in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.Congress had passed the measures with support from both parties after Trump used an emergency declaration to allow $ 8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and other countries over congressional objections.Trump vetoed the measures on July 24, saying that blocking the sales “would weaken America’s global competitiveness and damage the important relationships we share with our allies and partners.” It was the third veto of his administration and the second related to Saudi Arabia.Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a key Trump ally who has clashed with the president on this issue, had said last week that he wasn’t optimistic the override effort would succeed.“I doubt that’ll happen but we’ll try,” said Graham of South Carolina.The day after Trump issued his vetoes, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced a new measure that would halt arms sales to the kingdom and impose sanctions on those found responsible for Khashoggi’s killing, including Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman if he is found to have played a role in the murder. The measure is sponsored by Menendez and three Republicans, including Graham.To contact the reporter on this story: Daniel Flatley in Washington at dflatley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Anna Edgerton, Laurie AsséoFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump

Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to TrumpThe U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump’s decision to sidestep Congress’ review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran. Trump has promised to veto the Senate action in order to proceed with the deals, worth some $ 8.1 billion. Senators would need 67 votes to override his veto, which looked unlikely after Thursday’s votes.



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UPDATE 1-Norwegian to lease planes, postpone sales after grounding of Boeing MAX

UPDATE 1-Norwegian to lease planes, postpone sales after grounding of Boeing MAXNorwegian Air will lease planes and postpone the sale of older models in its fleet following the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the airline said on Monday. The budget carrier will also use some of its bigger Boeing 787 Dreamliners to offset the effects of the grounding of its 18 MAX jets – about 11 percent of its fleet. “In addition to continuing combining flights and reallocating aircraft, the company has decided to delay potential sales of six Boeing 737-800 aircraft and use available 787 Dreamliner capacity on high-volume routes, which will add flexibility,” Norwegian said in a statement.



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Payless liquidation sale prices: What you need to know about store closing sales

Payless liquidation sale prices: What you need to know about store closing salesPayless liquidation sales started Sunday. Payless hours today vary by location. Here's what you need to know to navigate the giant's bargain bonanza.



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China's passenger car sales fall for first time in years

China's passenger car sales fall for first time in yearsChina’s annual passenger car sales fell last year for the first time in more than 20 years as the trade war with the US rocked consumer confidence and Beijing reined in car financing channels. Passenger car sales fell to 22.4 million vehicles in 2018, down 5.8 percent from a year earlier, data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed on Wednesday. In December sales plummeted 19.2 percent from a year earlier, the CPCA said.



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Dow closes 660 points lower after Apple cuts sales outlook, weak reading on U.S. manufacturing

Dow closes 660 points lower after Apple cuts sales outlook, weak reading on U.S. manufacturingThe Dow fell 660 points after Apple lowered its quarterly revenue outlook due to slowing iPhone sales in China, spooking stock market investors.



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US auto sales falter in 2018 as consumers abandon small cars

US auto sales falter in 2018 as consumers abandon small carsAuto makers announced their end-of-year US sales totals Thursday, showing a slowing market even as Americans’ demand for more expensive SUVs and trucks drove up prices. With low unemployment levels and a strong economy, America’s big three auto makers reported a mixed picture. GM and Ford notched declines.



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Best Post-Christmas and New Year's Sales for 2018

Best Post-Christmas and New Year's Sales for 2018Luckily, the span between Christmas and New Year’s Day (and even into January) is a great time to shop. The biggest perk of the Big Lots end-of-year sale is that it’s not item-specific. Plus, during the sale, you’ll find clearance toys and Christmas items up to 50 percent off.



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