Marketing and advertising

A TuffyPack ballistic shield sits on top of a backpack it will be inserted into before a shooting demonstration at the Shiloh Shooting Range, Friday, August 9, 2019, in Houston. The company produces some bullet-resistant backpacks but the bulk of the business is in removable ballistic shields that are inserted in backpacks. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 09, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears. Safety is...
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July 31, 2019 - 1:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched an investigation Wednesday into the marketing practices of Juul Labs, becoming the latest state to probe the vaping product manufacturer's health claims and appeal to young people. State Attorney General William Tong said his probe is part of a national...
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FILE - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Uber is laying off 400 employees in marketing, about a quarter of the marketing team's global workforce of 1,200 people. The move, announced Monday, July 29, 2019, follows a leadership shake-up in June when CEO Dara Khosrowshahi combined the company's marketing, communications and policy teams. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 29, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is laying off 400 employees in marketing, about a quarter of the marketing team's global workforce of 1,200 people. The move, announced Monday, follows a leadership shake-up in June when CEO Dara Khosrowshahi combined the company's marketing, communications and policy teams...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a woman walks past Google offices in New York. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial earnings on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 25, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst expectations for the second quarter Thursday, sending its shares up sharply as it bounced back from a rough first quarter. The company comforted investors with advertising revenue growth that edged out last quarter and assurances that video...
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Judge Thad Balkman listens to a defense attorney during the last day of testimony in Oklahoma's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson Friday, July 12, 2019, in Norman, Okla. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)
July 15, 2019 - 9:30 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid drug manufacturer. Attorneys for the...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro gestures during a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 30, 2019 - 9:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates. Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once...
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This undated artist rendering provided by the Bureau of Cannabis Control shows a proposed billboard urging consumers to purchase cannabis from only licensed retailers. Aiming to slow illegal pot sales that are undercutting the licensed market, California is kicking off a public information campaign, Get #weedwise, encouraging consumers to verify that the product they are about to buy is tested and legal. (Bureau of Cannabis Control, via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 6:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal. Aiming to slow illegal pot sales that are undercutting the nation's largest licensed market, California is kicking off a public information campaign — Get #weedwise — that encourages...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. The question comes up over and over, with extremist material, hate speech, elections meddling, privacy invasions, housing discrimination. Why can’t Facebook just fix it? (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 10, 2019 - 2:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The question comes up over and over, with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy invasions. Why can't Facebook just fix it? It's complicated, with reasons that include Facebook's size, its business model and technical limitations, not to mention years of...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a woman exhales a puff of vapor from a Juul pen in Vancouver, Wash. Under intense scrutiny amid a wave of underage vaping, Juul is pushing into television with a multimillion-dollar campaign rebranding itself as a stop-smoking aid for adults trying to kick cigarettes. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
May 09, 2019 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market are gone. In their place are people like Carolyn, a 54-year-old former smoker featured in new TV commercials touting Juul as an alternative for middle-age smokers. "I don't...
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