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Medical marijuana advocate in Washington dies from cancer
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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(AP) A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him. Harvey said he used the drug to ease pain from gout, but the government argued that the operation did not comply with the state's medical marijuana law. Kari Boiter, a medical marijuana patient wh ...>>
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CEO of cheating website says he's faithful husband
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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SAN DIEGO (AP) Touting himself as the "The King of Infidelity," the founder of the adultery site Ashley Madison built his livelihood around the unconventional philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life yet he says he is a devoted husband, and his wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful. The couple, who have two children, say there's nothing wrong ...>>
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Anti-abortion group releases video snippet after court win
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) An anti-abortion group released a snippet of video on Friday showing a California company executive discussing fetal tissue for research after a judge ruled the group could show the footage even if it was illegally recorded. The company that provides blood, tissue and other biological material for medical research said it was considering an appeal, but the little-known Center fo ...>>
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EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine
Technology
Published in 22-8-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals. Conditions may exist that could result in a blowout of the blockages and cause a release of large volumes of contaminated mine ...>>
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Here's why McDonald's is betting on all-day breakfast to boost sales
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
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McDonald's plans to roll out all-day breakfast offerings soon. The move makes good business sense. For all the ridicule Mickey D's takes for its not-so-healthy fast food options, people love the chain's breakfast.

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11 infamous scandals that took down celebrity pitchmen
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
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Sandwich chain Subway's 15-year-relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle came to an appalling end Wednesday morning. Th

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HP revenue and profit slide, stock falls on weak forecast
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
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[...] after several years of weak performance, the company is spending billions of dollars on restructuring as it prepares to split into two separate corporations - one focused on PCs and printers, and the other selling commercial tech products. Consumers are buying fewer PCs and printers, while business customers are shifting to a "cloud computing" model that lowers the cost of software and redu ...>>
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Houston unemployment rate ticks up
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
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Texas employers in the trade, transportation and utilities industry expanded their payrolls by 13,300 jobs in July, contributing to a 3 percent annual growth rate for this industry. The leisure and hospitality industry added jobs for the 49th consecutive month, with 5,300 positions added, and the construction industry picked up 2,200 jobs in July, according to the news release.
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Stock market activity this week
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
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Increased dividends Delta Natural Gas .205 from .20 Targacept $1.6492 prior to 1-7 reverse split Stock splits this week Acquisitions, mergers Nasdaq Global andGlobal Select Markets Stocks removed from trading Nasdaq Global andGlobal Select Markets
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Here's why McDonald's is betting on all-day breakfast to boost sales
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
    388 Visits

McDonald's plans to roll out all-day breakfast offerings soon. The move makes good business sense. For all the ridicule Mickey D's takes for its not-so-healthy fast food options, people love the chain's breakfast.

Reference: www.chron.com
11 infamous scandals that took down celebrity pitchmen
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
    1082 Visits

Sandwich chain Subway's 15-year-relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle came to an appalling end Wednesday morning. Th

Reference: www.chron.com
HP revenue and profit slide, stock falls on weak forecast
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
    1062 Visits
[...] after several years of weak performance, the company is spending billions of dollars on restructuring as it prepares to split into two separate corporations - one focused on PCs and printers, and the other selling commercial tech products. Consumers are buying fewer PCs and printers, while business customers are shifting to a "cloud computing" model that lowers the cost of software and redu ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Houston unemployment rate ticks up
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
    891 Visits
Texas employers in the trade, transportation and utilities industry expanded their payrolls by 13,300 jobs in July, contributing to a 3 percent annual growth rate for this industry. The leisure and hospitality industry added jobs for the 49th consecutive month, with 5,300 positions added, and the construction industry picked up 2,200 jobs in July, according to the news release.
Reference: www.chron.com
Stock market activity this week
Business
Published in 22-8-2015
    557 Visits
Increased dividends Delta Natural Gas .205 from .20 Targacept $1.6492 prior to 1-7 reverse split Stock splits this week Acquisitions, mergers Nasdaq Global andGlobal Select Markets Stocks removed from trading Nasdaq Global andGlobal Select Markets
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Houston jobless rate dips to 4 percent
Economy
Published in 22-8-2015
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The Houston-area unemployment rate dipped to 4 percent in April, down from 4.2 percent in March, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as major holidays and school schedules, which typically affect hiring and firing patterns. The statewide rate, which is adjusted for those seasonal factors, remained steady at 4.2 percent, the commi ...>>
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