Health

‘It’s Rampant’: Disposable Flavor Pods Are the New Thing in Vaping

The Food and Drug Administration is banning most flavored e-cigarettes, but that isn’t keeping banana ice, sour gummy or cool mint out of the hands of McCracken County High School students. Blame a policy loophole. When the Trump administration decided to prohibit fruit, mint and dessert flavors in refillable cartridge-based e-cigarettes like Juul, it carved […]

Health

How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk

CVS said it could not comment on the “individual concerns” of a former employee. With nearly 10,000 pharmacies across the country, CVS is the largest chain and among the most aggressive in imposing performance metrics, pharmacists said. Both CVS and Walgreens tie bonuses to achieving them, according to company documents. Nearly everything is tracked and […]

Travel

Things to Do in N.Y.C. This February

Looking for even more reasons to get out of the house? Visit our Arts & Entertainment Guide at nytimes.com/spotlight/arts-listings. Feb. 1 ‘Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This daylong celebration includes a parade, performances and family-friendly art activities. (While in the area, head to Rumsey Playfield in […]

Money

Amazon Powers Ahead With Robust Profit

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon sold a lot of things to a lot of people in the last three months of 2019, as speedy shipping shortened the time between “I want it” and “It’s here.” That was expected. What no one forecast was that profits would also shoot up. On Thursday, Amazon said it had earned […]

Money

Ginni Rometty to Step Down as C.E.O. of IBM

Ginni Rometty is stepping down as chief executive of IBM. Ms. Rometty, who became chief executive in 2012, struggled to achieve growth at the technology giant as it made the transition to new fields like cloud computing and artificial intelligence. She will be replaced in April by Arvind Krishna, who now runs the company’s cloud […]

Travel

Desert Empires: Wonders to Behold

Bucket lists form early. When I was, maybe, 10, flipping through books in my grandfather’s house I came across a photograph of the Great Mosque at Djenné in Mali, West Africa, and thought, this is the strangest, most wonderful, most outer-space building I’ve ever seen. Beige-color and turreted, it was as soft-edged as a sand […]