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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-12/immigration-reform-wild-west-for-e-cigarettes-sushi-drones-june-12

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Immigration Reform, Wild West for E-Cigarettes, Sushi Drones: June 12


Immigration Reform, Wild West for E-Cigarettes, Sushi Drones: June 12

Illustration by André da Loba

The Senate voted 82-15 to begin formal debate on the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill, Alan Gomez and Susan Davis report. [USA Today]

A new study estimates that workers who smoke cost employers $6,000 more than non-smokers each year, after accounting for reduced productivity, sick days, and other expenses, reports Gabrielle Karol. [Fox Business]

A Food and Drug Administration official described the market for electronic cigarettes as “the wild, wild West,” writes Justin Bachman. A prominent player in the market, NJOY, just raised $75 million in new funding, including an investment from former Facebook President Sean Parker. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

It’s illegal to sell foie gras in California, writes Rachel Tepper. The owner of a San Jose doughnut shop who decided to give away foie gras-filled doughnuts received death threats for his trouble. [Huffington Post]

A sushi restaurant discovers a better way to deliver dinner: drones (video). [Telegraph]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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