Stories by Dan Primack

Michael Kors buying Versace for $2.1 billion

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Michael Kors on Tuesday confirmed it has agreed to buy control of Italian fashion house Versace for $2.12 billion, and that it will rename the combined company Capri Holdings. Donatella Versace will continue to lead the label.

Why it's a big deal: Not only is Kors moving from "affordable luxury" into full-on luxury, but this is also a U.S. company daring to play in a part of the European fashion market that is relatively unaccustomed to outsiders.

FDA may ban online vaping sales

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Photo: Chuck Kennedy/Axios

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on the online sale of e-cigarettes, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at an Axios News Shapers event this morning. New limits on flavored products are also on the table, he said; the agency will release new data about teen vaping and announce its next steps in November.

Why it matters: Gottlieb has consistently said e-cigarettes can be a safer option for adults who smoke cigarettes, but that the products are "too appealing" and "too accessible" to children and teens. Regulations to ban or at least curb online sales or flavored products could come soon, Gottlieb said today.