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Tourists spent $1.4 billion in Fresno County in 2015

Visitors to Fresno County ended up spending more than $1.1 billion at hotels, restaurants, stores and gas stations during 2015. That was the lion’s share of the $1.4 billion in spending generated by the travel and tourism industries in the county last year, and the highest it’s been in the past two decades.

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Jets sign 3 draft picks, waive WR Anderson

The New York Jets signed cornerback Juston Burris, offensive tackle Brandon Shell and punter Lachlan Edwards, three of their seven draft picks, and waived Joe Anderson, the wide receiver who made headlines by standing outside Houston's stadium with a sign looking for an NFL job last season.

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NYC lawmakers impose 5-cent charge for plastic bags

Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city's sanitation department estimates 10 billion bags a year are tossed in the trash — roughly 19,000 per minute.

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FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

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De Young unveils more efficient home innovations

De Young Properties, which builds homes that exceed state energy efficiency standards, takes prospective buyers through a new way the company is trying to make homes energy efficient.
Craig Kohlruss ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
De Young unveils more efficient home innovations 01:07

De Young unveils more efficient home innovations

New use for an old 1913 Fresno building 02:01

New use for an old 1913 Fresno building

Local farmer's Tamworth and Berkshire pigs are known for their meat 01:52

Local farmer's Tamworth and Berkshire pigs are known for their meat

El Niño jump starts season for Kings River Expeditions 01:32

El Niño jump starts season for Kings River Expeditions