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Federal Lawmakers Call for the End of Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales in the U.S.

If approved, the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020 would set a 2035 deadline.

A Flying J travel center

Appeals Panel Overturns Convictions of Three Former Pilot Flying J Executives

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit tosses verdicts against Mark Hazelwood, Scott "Scooter" Wombold and Heather Jones.

cigarettes and money

The New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association reports sales are shifting to neighboring states.

Operators secured nearly $30 million toward E15 infrastructure projects under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program.


Bidi Vapor, Black Buffalo Inc. and Pixotine Products Inc. are among the manufacturers that submitted applications with the FDA.

tobacco legislation

Flavor bans and pharmacy sales land on local legislative agendas.

The changes affect the approximately 3,200 c-stores within the Bay State.

FDA Center for Tobacco Products logo

As of Aug. 31, the agency received submissions for roughly 2,000 vapor and other newly deemed products.

paper and plastic bags

The prohibition would go into effect 18 months after Gov. Murphy signs it into law.

A Convenience Store News virtual Retailer Roundtable explored the category's performance and how retailers can face critical challenges.

The order will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Tobacco 21 sign

Localities vote to bring tobacco buying age in compliance with federal regulations.

Tobacco sales at retail

The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, excludes loose-leaf tobacco, tobacco that is smoked in water pipes, and premium cigars.

Logos for GPM Investments and Empire Petroleum Partners

The Federal Trade Commission finds the deal will impact competition in seven local markets in Indiana, Michigan, Maryland and Texas.

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