Vaping the centers for disease control, the Food and Drug Administration, and a bevy of state health departments are investigating at least 380 confirmed and probable cases of mysterious lung illnesses and seven reported deaths, spanning 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands—all seemingly related to either nicotine or illicit marijuana vaping devices.
It may take years to identify the source of the illnesses—and longer still to judge the long-term effects of vaping. But here’s what’s clear: Amid the burgeoning outcry over vaping, suits are coming.
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Spoilt For Choice
India was never a market for luxury cars. Not anymore. Now affluence is fuelling the demand for these gorgeous machines.
The Fast and the Furious
German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has gotten attention with a new assembly line in Pune to put together its premier AMG line-up. Will it manage to rope in more buyers as well?
The Conversation RONOJOY DUTTA
United Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways, and Air Sahara were Ronojoy Dutta’s stamping grounds, before taking over as chief executive officer of InterGlobe Aviation, which owns IndiGo, in January 2019. Since then, it hasn’t been clear blue skies for the 68-year-old: the airline’s promoters fought and Covid-19 stalled air travel. But Dutta now sees tailwinds emerging.
THE FIRST LADY OF WALL STREET
HOW DID JANE FRASER, POISED TO TAKE OVER AS CEO OF CITI IN FEBRUARY, BREAK BANKING’S HIGHEST, HARDEST GLASS CEILING?
FACE - OFF
Paytm is rallying Indian developers for its mini app store in a bid to challenge Google’s dominance in the market. It also fits squarely into its plans of being a super app or a one-stop-shop for consumers. Will it succeed?
EAR TO THE GROUND
Beginning its life as a microfinance company, Bandhan has made its name as a commercial bank to watch out for. It now wants to leapfrog into the future. Will it be able to work its magic again?
DABUR'S NEW NORMAL
The pandemic has seen the 136-year-old company reboot by fast-tracking product launches, embracing automation, upping the emphasis on e-commerce, and focussing on its health portfolio.
Does Banking Need A More Humane Touch?
The only silver lining from Covid-19 is the chance for all of us to reset our lives, our social structures, and our businesses.
How May I Help You?
Rajeev Karwal-led Milagrow has seen a surge in demand during Covid-19 and aims to be among the world’s top robotics firms.
The Gold Rush
There was heightened activity around investments and consolidation within the Indian retail industry this year. Seated at the high table are Reliance Industries, Walmart-owned Flipkart, JeffBezos’ Amazon, and the Tata group. Game on, then.