CEO behind the largest US pot deal says this is just the beginning of the cannabis craze

CEO behind the largest US pot deal says this is just the beginning of...

One canadian pot company is making a huge splash in the U.S. market. Earlier this week, cannabis product retailer Harvest Health and Recreation announced it would buy competitor Verano Holdings for $850 million in an all-stock deal, marking the largest U.S. cannabis deal to date. The combined company will be one of the country's largest…
These tech companies aim to cure pain without pills

These tech companies aim to cure pain without pills

"The thing that's going to be really interesting is the longevity of a lot of these devices," Viskontas said. "You know, whether the pain relief is going to last or if it is just going to be taken over by the next thing, when the person realizes that their pain hasn't gone away." Jennifer Hah,…
In picking Microsoft’s cloud, Volkswagen shows that even carmakers have some fear of Amazon

In picking Microsoft’s cloud, Volkswagen shows that even carmakers have some fear of Amazon

Microsoft has plenty of experience in the auto industry, beyond Volkswagen. The company has highlighted Aston Martin, Honda, Mazda and the Renault-Nissan Alliance as Azure customers, and Nadella said in a 2016 interview with the Wall Street Journal that Daimler, BMW, Ford and Toyota are "significant customers of ours." "I'm very thrilled about all the…
Trump says he does not see white nationalism rising after New Zealand mosque shooting

Trump says he does not see white nationalism rising after New Zealand mosque shooting

Olivier Douliery | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not see a rise in white nationalism but it may be an issue in New Zealand, where a gunman who…
Now that the market has broken through key resistance, here’s what’s next

Now that the market has broken through key resistance, here’s what’s next

The S&P 500 closed up 2.9 percent for the week, its best so far this year. It's now at the highest level since early October, after breaking through key resistance levels near 2815, where it failed several times. The S&P is now less than 4 percent from the old historic closing high (2,930 on September…
Robocalls about your bills can pour in every day, all day

Robocalls about your bills can pour in every day, all day

IN THE CAR WHERE Paula Hanson lives, often parked outside a local sheriff's station in Lancaster, California, her phone wouldn't stop ringing. Hanson tried to explain to the employees at Discover Bank all that had happened to her. First, she had been laid off from her job, and then her father fell ill and she…
Geneva electrifies: From econoboxes to Aston Martin hypercar, EVs dominate Europe’s biggest auto show

Geneva electrifies: From econoboxes to Aston Martin hypercar, EVs dominate Europe’s biggest auto show

The new Alfa Romeo Tonale will offer a variety of conventional and electrified powertrains when it comes to market. Significantly, Alfa sees plug-in hybrids as the top of its performance ladder, according to brand boss Tim Kuniskis. On the all-electric side, there's not just the Pininfarina Battista but the 1,005 horsepower Carmen, a retro-futuristic sports…
Better economic data needed before Wall Street can rise back to all-time highs

Better economic data needed before Wall Street can rise back to all-time highs

Stocks kicked off 2019 with a bang as U.S.-China trade tensions simmered while the Federal Reserve signaled patience in raising rates. However, stocks will need improving economic data to make a run at the record levels set last year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are both 4 percent away from their all-time…
Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in massshootings at two New Zealand mosques. Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch District Court where he was remanded without a plea. He is due…
Former FBI Director James Comey says he doesn’t know if a subpoena would work for Mueller report: ‘I hope they don’t get to that’

Former FBI Director James Comey says he doesn’t know if a subpoena would work...

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Former FBI Director James Comey on Friday said that he did not know if Democrats could obtain an unredacted copy of the Mueller report with a subpoena if the Department of Justice declined to release it. "I'm sure they can subpoena. They definitely can issue subpoenas for anything they want to the…

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