E-Cigarette Sales Rising, NYC Cracks Down on Counterfeit Goods Trade, Wal-Mart's Hiring Strategy (Hire Temps!)

Sales of electronic cigarettes are expected to double this year, with global sales around $2 billion in 2011 and numbers of fashionable e-cigarette “boutiques” popping up in Europe and the U.S.

But where if not Manhattan’s Canal Street will tourists get a taste of the seedy and indulge their shopping desires at the same time? New York lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would make purchase of counterfeit goods punishable by up to a year in jail or $1,000 in fines.

A Reuters survey of 52 Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. showed that approximately half are hiring only temp workers, a potentially cost-cutting hiring strategy that the corporation confirms.

Apple is considering introducing larger iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screens, as well as cheaper models that come in a variety of colors.

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