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State May Outlaw Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Washington state`s Liquor Control Board issued new rules that will effectively outlaw medical marijuana dispensaries when the new recreational pot stores start opening.

  • Meet the man behind those ‘bitcoin genius’ ads all over the internet
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    Yahoo Finance

    Meet the man behind those ‘bitcoin genius’ ads all over the internet

    There is an advertisement online that’s been stalking people as they surf around the internet. You’ve probably seen them, too: A man with wild hair and wire-rimmed glasses, staring out into the beyond, with bitcoin logos next to his face. The ad might say something like “Crypto-Genius Reveals the ‘Next Bitcoin’” or “California genius says, this is the next bitcoin.” Some even use a variation on the classic clickbait syntax: “bitcoin won’t want you knowing this cryptocurrency,” as if bitcoin were a corporation, trainer, or language professor.

  • 'It's Actually a Nightmare.' Mother Warns Others After 10-Year-Old Suddenly Dies From Flu
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    Time

    'It's Actually a Nightmare.' Mother Warns Others After 10-Year-Old Suddenly Dies From Flu

    The mother of a healthy 10-year-old Connecticut boy who died suddenly of complications from the flu is warning other parents to watch their children closely during one of the most active flu seasons in years. “Ten years of health,” Nico’s mother, Mimma Mallozzi, tells TIME.

  • Apple didn’t say it was hiring 20,000 new workers, nor bringing back its overseas cash
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    MarketWatch

    Apple didn’t say it was hiring 20,000 new workers, nor bringing back its overseas cash

    Apple Inc. announced a series of plans Wednesday that were celebrated as promises to hire thousands of workers and bring home billions of dollars in cash. Well, not necessarily. Apple AAPL, +0.22%  said in its release that the company planned to “create over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one.” The key word there is “create,” which Apple really likes to use when discussing jobs: The company even has a portion of its website dedicated to “job creation” that claims it is “responsible for 2 million jobs” in the United States, most of which are jobs “attributable to the App Store ecosystem.” Apple currently employs 84,000 people in the U.S., it said Wednesday,

  • A drone was just used to rescue swimmers, and it recorded the whole event
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    Quartz

    A drone was just used to rescue swimmers, and it recorded the whole event

    Lifeguards used a drone to rescue two teenagers from rough seas off the northern coast of New South Wales in Australia today (Jan. 18). The lifeguards happened to be piloting the new technology when they received a distress signal and deployed a drone to search for the struggling swimmers. Footage relayed from the drone camera (which can be viewed here) caught two people in distress near Lennox Head in the northern coastline of the state. The video shows the drone releasing a flotation device, which the two teenagers swam toward and clung onto as they are pounded by waves. Ben Franklin, parliamentary secretary for Northern New South Wales, said the whole process only took 70 seconds, compared

  • Danica Patrick, GoDaddy back together for Daytona 500, Indy 500
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    Fox Business Videos

    Danica Patrick, GoDaddy back together for Daytona 500, Indy 500

    NASCAR driver Danica Patrick on GoDaddy sponsoring her for the last two races of her career.

  • The Patriots’ Super Bowl Path Is The Easiest In Modern NFL History
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    FiveThirtyEight

    The Patriots’ Super Bowl Path Is The Easiest In Modern NFL History

    On Sunday, the New England Patriots will make their 12th AFC Championship Game appearance under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and the legendary coach/QB combo w…

  • With General Electric Corporation, It’s Time to Double Down — As a Bear!
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    InvestorPlace

    With General Electric Corporation, It’s Time to Double Down — As a Bear!

    It’s time to double down on General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), but it’s not what you think. With GE stock’s prospects going from bad to worse, capitalizing on General Electric remains the domain of bears and ripe for another bear put spread investment. Just when some investors may have felt conditions couldn’t possibly get any worse for GE stock, it has.

  • 'I Feel Horrible.' Former University of Alabama Student Apologies After Using Racial Slur in Video
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    Time

    'I Feel Horrible.' Former University of Alabama Student Apologies After Using Racial Slur in Video

    A former student at the University of Alabama has apologized after posting videos to social media in which she used the N-word repeatedly. Harley Barber, who identified herself as a member of the Alpha Phi sorority on Instagram, said Wednesday in an interview with the New York Post that she was expelled from the school following the incident. While university officials did not confirm whether Barber was expelled, a spokesperson told the Associated Press that she is no longer enrolled at the college.

  • Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors
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    Associated Press

    Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors

    Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in Toronto. The 20 picks, narrowed down from 238 proposals, are concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest and include several of the biggest metro areas in the country, such as Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles, the only West Coast city on the list.

  • Barack Obama Gave Michelle Obama a Romantic Surprise for Her 54th Birthday
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    Time

    Barack Obama Gave Michelle Obama a Romantic Surprise for Her 54th Birthday

    Barack and Michelle Obama‘s relationship has been a love story for the ages, something that was only confirmed further by the former president’s romantic surprise for his wife on her birthday. Michelle, who turned 54 on Wednesday, took to her Instagram to share that Barack had sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers to her office that morning. Thank you @BarackObama for the beautiful flowers waiting for me in the office this morning.

  • How Does Social Security Calculate My Benefit Check?
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    The Street

    How Does Social Security Calculate My Benefit Check?

    Question: My wife died two years ago at age 53. I am currently 53. At the time, I was told that I would receive 80% of her Social Security when I reached retirement age in addition to my Social Security if I did not remarry. Is this true? We both worked long enough to qualify for Social Security at retirement age. Answer: Looks like you got some bad information, according to Joe Elsasser, president of Covisum and the developer of Social Security Timing. "The general rule of thumb for coordinating all benefits is that a beneficiary receives the higher of his or her own benefit or the benefit of the deceased," he said. That said, even after the law changes a few years ago, Elsasser said there are

  • This High-Yield Stock Just Declared Its 95th Dividend Increase
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    Motley Fool

    This High-Yield Stock Just Declared Its 95th Dividend Increase

    Net-lease REIT Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O) recently announced a 4% dividend increase, which represents the 95th time the payout has been raised since the company's 1994 NYSE listing. As I mentioned, Realty Income just announced its 95th dividend increase since listing on the NYSE in 1994. The monthly dividends, of which Realty Income will have paid 571 in a row, are going up by 4% from $0.2125 to $0.219 ($2.628 annualized).

  • Lifestyle
    U.S.News & World Report

    8 Reasons to Pursue Early Retirement

    Early retirement planning makes you rethink what brings you happiness and life satisfaction outside of your career and improves your financial footing. Many Americans are unprepared for retirement and may need to continue working during their 60s and beyond. The sooner you begin planning and making serious efforts to secure your retirement future, the greater your chances of achieving it.

  • President Trump Unveils His 'Fake News Awards' as Senators Slam His Attacks on the Press
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    Fortune

    President Trump Unveils His 'Fake News Awards' as Senators Slam His Attacks on the Press

    President Donald Trump announced the recipients of his so-called Fake News Awards, on Wednesday, his latest attack on the press that has drawn objections from within his own party. In a tweet, announcing “And the FAKE NEWS winners are . ” Trump directed readers to the GOP.com website, which is run by the Republican National Committee.

  • Here's the Real Reason Behind Rey's Controversial Origin Story in The Last Jedi
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    Time

    Here's the Real Reason Behind Rey's Controversial Origin Story in The Last Jedi

    Warning: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi saw Rey finally learn the truth about her parents, but it certainly wasn’t the answer she — or some fans — wanted to hear. “They were filthy junk traders who sold you off for drinking money,” Kylo Ren told her after betraying and killing Supreme Leader Snoke.

  • A General Electric Company Breakup Will Have to Start with This Step
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    InvestorPlace

    A General Electric Company Breakup Will Have to Start with This Step

    Whispers about breaking up General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) have been circulating for years, but thus far, owners of GE stock had little reason to actually expect one. Chief among them are (1) what exactly are all the pieces of this company, and (2) what has to happen before a breakup can transpire?

  • Did Sen. Booker go too far in grilling the Homeland Security secretary?
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    Fox Business Videos

    Did Sen. Booker go too far in grilling the Homeland Security secretary?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano on the legal battle over DACA and Sen. Cory Booker's comments to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

  • Bitcoin Cash in a Gravity Defying Move
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    FX Empire

    Bitcoin Cash in a Gravity Defying Move

    Tuesday’s cryptocurrency slump has yet to be forgotten and the cryptocurrencies have certainly not looked like clawing back the losses, with Bitcoin sitting down 4.05% at $10,924.94 at the time of writing. Alongside Bitcoin, Ethereum has fallen back to sub-$1,000 levels with an 8.34% decline through the early part of the day, with Ripple doing its best to stay above the psychological $1.00 level. While the majors are in a slump, with Cryptonites across the world licking their wounds pondering on what’s next for the markets, there’s a beacon of light in the markets in the form of Bitcoin Cash.

  • 3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Facebook's Returns to Shame
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    Motley Fool

    3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Facebook's Returns to Shame

    If you scoffed at Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) record-breaking initial public offering, you're probably kicking yourself now. Here's why they think Paycom Software Inc. (NYSE: PAYC), CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), and Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) have what it takes to produce Facebook-beating returns over the long run. Tim Green (Paycom Software): Shares of Paycom have trounced Facebook since the payroll-processing company went public in early 2014.

  • 3 Top Index Funds for Your IRA
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Index Funds for Your IRA

    While individual stocks can be an exciting way to invest, they aren't always the best choice for IRA investors. The fund is rather top-heavy, meaning that the largest stocks make up a substantial percentage of its assets, but the top holdings include rock-solid companies like Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and JPMorgan Chase, just to name a few.

  • Watch out for a Nasty Market Pullback
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    InvestorPlace

    Watch out for a Nasty Market Pullback

    Stocks suffered their worst one-day reversal since June 2016 on a points basis after the Dow Jones Industrial Average zoomed past the 26,000 threshold, bagging the quickest-ever 1,000 point gain from its last round number (hit just seven days ago). The

  • Scoop Up Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) on Every Dip
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    InvestorPlace

    Scoop Up Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) on Every Dip

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:TEVA) had a very bad 2017. TEVA was the largest generic drug manufacturer in the U.S. And it also had a brand drug, Copaxone, that was doing well and represented about 80% of its free cash flow. Kare Schultz, a Danish Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) (NYSE:NVO) veteran with a solid reputation for rebuilding struggling pharmaceutical firms, took the helm.

  • 5 Big Biotech Stocks To Buy In 2018
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    InvestorPlace

    5 Big Biotech Stocks To Buy In 2018

    While most investors tend to think of biotech stocks as pure lotto tickets, the reality is the sector is much more nuanced than that. Sure, there are bootstrapped, clinical-stage biotech stocks with only one potential drug in their arsenal.

  • Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare
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    BGR News

    Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare

    For as much as people tend to hate the hassle associated with flying, Southwest Airlines over the past few years has done a stellar job of alleviating the stress that comes along with air travel. What’s more, Southwest also allows users to rebook a flight if the price drops and then use that price difference as a credit for a new trip. With that in mind, a pair of friends named Pavel Yurevich and Chase Roberts decided to create a website dubbed Southwest Monkey (SWMonkey.com) that automatically monitored price changes on Southwest flights.

  • Micron Looks Ready to Blast Off: Chart
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    The Street

    Micron Looks Ready to Blast Off: Chart

    Shares of Micron Technology Inc. (MU) have been on fire lately. Shares closed up 3.12%, at $44.26 Wednesday. Since the start of August, this $51 billion semiconductor stock has rallied more than 61%, leaving the rest of the broad market in its dust. And according to Wall Street analysts' price targets, we're only just getting started. Micron has one of the biggest upsides to analysts' average 12-month price targets in the S&P 500, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The average $58.85 target for shares implies another 33% upside move in the year ahead. That rally leg could happen sooner than those analysts imagine, though. That's because Micron is currently teetering on the verge of a key