Stories by Michael Felberbaum

Saturday, March 14, 2015

High cost limiting access to records

RICHMOND, Va. - The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.
By Michael Felberbaum

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lumber Liquidators to pay for safety tests of laminate flooring

RICHMOND, Va. - Re­tailer Lumber Liquidators said Thursday that it stands by its products and will pay for safety testing of laminate floors for customers to ease concerns after a 60 Minutes ...
By Michael Felberbaum

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Session beers pack more flavor with less alcohol

RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to beer, Super Bowl Sunday is a marathon, not a sprint. So if you're hoping to sip craft brews throughout the game, you might consider more "sessionable" beers to ...
By Michael Felberbaum

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Anheuser-Busch plans to import Mexican beer

Hoping to tap the fast-growing Hispanic market, Anheuser-Busch is importing its first Mexican lager to the U.S.
By Michael Felberbaum

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cigarette maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company behind Marlboro maker Altria. 
By Michael Felberbaum

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks

RICHMOND, Va. - The makers of Camel and Newport cigarettes said Friday they are in talks to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.
By Michael Felberbaum

Thursday, April 24, 2014

FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON - The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.
By Michael Felberbaum

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Ale is for autumn

RICHMOND, Va. - Fall is a fine time to sample a wide variety of craft beers, because no matter what your activity, there is likely to be a seasonal beer to make it better.
By Michael Felberbaum

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Early pumpkin beers brew dismay among drinkers

RICHMOND, Va. - It's bad enough that back-to-school comes in June, and Halloween arrives in July. And of course we all know Christmas begins in September. But now even the craft beer industry is ...
By Michael Felberbaum

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Graphic cigarette warnings scrapped

The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
By Michael Felberbaum

Friday, Aug 24, 2012

Court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

RICHMOND, Va. - The federal government can't require tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.
By Michael Felberbaum
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