Tag: Counterfeit Merchandise

Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite

SAN FRANCISCO — In George Orwell’s “1984,” the classics of literature are rewritten into Newspeak, a revision and reduction of the language meant to make bad thoughts literally unthinkable. “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” one true believer exults. Now some of the writer’s own words are getting reworked in Amazon’s vast virtual […]

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‘Juul-alikes’ Are Filling Shelves With Sweet, Teen-Friendly Nicotine Flavors

The purveyors of Strawberry Milk, Peach Madness and Froopy (tastes like Froot Loops) e-cigarette pods are having a very good year. After Juul Labs, under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its hugely popular flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall, upstart competitors swooped in to grab the shelf space. […]

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19 Deaths in Costa Rica Tied to Tainted Alcohol, Officials Say

Nineteen people in Costa Rica died from tainted alcohol over the past two months, according to health officials, who have issued a national alert and confiscated around 30,000 bottles of alcohol. The deaths in June and July span the country, and most likely were caused by methanol poisoning, according to a statement the country’s health […]

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What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues

SPERRYVILLE, Va. — “The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is a medical handbook that recommends the right amount of the right drug for treating ailments from bacterial pneumonia to infected wounds. Lives depend on it. It is not the sort of book a doctor should puzzle over, wondering, “Is that a ‘1’ or a ‘7’ […]

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