• CVS Introduces CBD-Infused Topicals In 8 States
CVS Introduces CBD-Infused Topicals In 8 States

Hemp-derived CBD products have become increasingly popular as marijuana regulations across the country have loosed. Hemp does not contain significant amounts of THC , the psychoactive component of marijuana. Other stores have already been selling CBD products to the public in Indiana. CVS Health stores will soon sell a suite of hemp-infused ...

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  • GM to announce $300 million investment in Orion EV/AV plant
GM to announce $300 million investment in Orion EV/AV plant

GM wouldn't say when the new workers will start or when the new vehicle will go on sale, nor would it say if the workers will be new hires or come from a pool of laid-off workers from the planned closings of four US factories by January. GM has invested more than $22 billion in its USA manufacturing operations since 2009. Since killing off the pl...

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  • South Africa's February inflation tame, central bank to keep rates pat
South Africa's February inflation tame, central bank to keep rates pat

The Consumer Prices Index rate of inflation rose steadily to 1.9 per cent in the 12 months to February 2019, up from 1.8 per cent in January 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, that was offset by clothing and footwear, which saw prices rise but by less than they did in the same period a year ago. Inflation fell s...

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  • Volvo will add in-car sensors to prevent drunk driving
Volvo will add in-car sensors to prevent drunk driving

The automaker is in discussions with insurance companies, it says, in the hope of developing custom coverage that would reward Volvo drivers making use of the safety features with lower premiums or other advantages. Samuelsson revealed that this could be key in reducing road fatalities, especially in circumstances where the vehicle is driven ...

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  • Facebook Makes it Harder to Run Some Discriminatory Ads
Facebook Makes it Harder to Run Some Discriminatory Ads

In its complaint , HUD stated that Facebook allows advertisers to target which users are able to receive housing-related advertisements based on race , color, religion , sex, familial status, national origin, disability and ZIP Code . The decision comes as part of a settlement of five discrimination lawsuits filed by the National Fair Housin...

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  • Petition calling for Brexit reversal crashes United Kingdom parliament website
Petition calling for Brexit reversal crashes United Kingdom parliament website

However, she reportedly backed down after the threat of cabinet resignations by Brexiteer ministers, who feared it could spell the end of their hopes of leaving the EU. "In case of a "no" vote.it will guide everybody to a no-deal for sure", Macron cautioned. The whole Brexit mess is because we have a hung parliament.

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  • $448 million jackpot up for grabs in Wednesday's Powerball drawing
$448 million jackpot up for grabs in Wednesday's Powerball drawing

The jackpot was $448.2 million, and is expected to reach $495 million for Saturday's drawing. Two of those tickets were sold in NY and are each worth a $1 million. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). There were a total of 122,745 winning tickets sold in Florida for Wednesday's drawing.

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  • Google fined €1.49 billion by EU Commission for blocking advertising rivals
Google fined €1.49 billion by EU Commission for blocking advertising rivals

The latest fine against the company relates to Google's AdSense advertising service and "illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position", according to European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager .

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  • Australia to develop national blockchain strategy
Australia to develop national blockchain strategy

It also invested $350,000 into Standards Australia to lead the development of global blockchain standards through the worldwide Organization for Standardization. Interestingly, this is not the first time that the Australian government is investing in the development of blockchain technology. Further, in a bid to spearhead the development of w...

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  • Powerball jackpot reaches $550 million after Saturday's draw yields no big victor
Powerball jackpot reaches $550 million after Saturday's draw yields no big victor

According to CBS, approximately two-thirds of Americans gamble. One ticket sold in North Dakota is worth $2 million because the purchaser spent the extra money for the Powerplay option. One was solid in Pennsylvania and the other was in New Jersey . The jackpot was last won on December 26 in NY. The latest victor was Mike Weirsky, 54, of Alph...

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  • Federal Reserve sees no 2019 hikes, plans September end to asset drawdown
Federal Reserve sees no 2019 hikes, plans September end to asset drawdown

At an economic conference soon after New Year's, Powell stressed that the Fed would be "flexible" and "patient" in raising rates - a word he and other policymakers have invoked repeatedly since - and "wouldn't hesitate" to change course if necessary.

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  • Fed Reserve holds rates steady amid weakening housing market
Fed Reserve holds rates steady amid weakening housing market

The Fed also announced plans to halt the slim down of its balance sheet, the $4 trillion in assets the central bank holds, at the end of September. Yukio Ishizuki, Senior Currency Strategist at Daiwa Securities, said he did not think market participants were expecting a quick resolution to the Sino-U.S.

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  • Second U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused cancer
Second U.S. jury finds Bayer's Roundup caused cancer

Another California man was awarded $US289 million ($A407 million) in August after a state court jury found Roundup caused his cancer, sending Bayer shares plunging at the time. "Regulatory authorities around the world consider glyphosate-based herbicides as safe when used as directed", the group said in its statement, highlighting "800 rigorous stu...

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  • SEC Stunned Musk Failed to Get Pre-Approval of Tweets for Months
SEC Stunned Musk Failed to Get Pre-Approval of Tweets for Months

Securities and Exchange Commission). The response follows the SEC's allegation that Musk's February 19 tweet about Tesla's production numbers was a violation of the agreement, and thus was a contempt of court. But the SEC lawyers wrote that submitting statements for approval does not mean Musk is prohibited from speaking. In a filing on Monday,...

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  • Jet Airways crisis: Prabhu asks aviation secy to hold emergency meeting
Jet Airways crisis: Prabhu asks aviation secy to hold emergency meeting

The civil aviation ministry, which held an "emergency meeting" to discuss the crisis at the airline, has asked Jet Airways to avoid last-minute flight changes, keep its planes airworthy and take care of customers affected by flight cancellations.

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  • Anil Ambani thanks brother Mukesh for 'timely support' in clearing RCom dues
Anil Ambani thanks brother Mukesh for 'timely support' in clearing RCom dues

The Supreme Court had last month ordered Anil Ambani and two RCom directors to pay Ericsson 4.5 billion rupees within four weeks or face a three-month jail term for contempt of court. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had refused to give a non objection certificate (NOC) to the RCom's spectrum trading pact over dues, which was one ...

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  • Trump talks to GM CEO about OH plant closure
Trump talks to GM CEO about OH plant closure

Trump tweeted Saturday. "Toyota is investing 13.5 $Billion in US, others likewise. G.M". GM said in a statement that it and the UAW would decide what happens to the plant. The facility's closure is leading to the loss of 1,300 jobs, though about 417 of those positions will go to other plants, GM previously said. President Trump reacted via T...

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  • OPEC Cuts Forecast for Global Crude Demand in 2019
OPEC Cuts Forecast for Global Crude Demand in 2019

The group and its allies are due to meet in April and June to discuss policy. Opec+ changed course after prices slid from $86 in October, making them wary of a new glut. Opec forecasts non-member producers to boost output in 2019 by 2.24 million bpd, 60,000 bpd more than expected previously. "This is especially important now as economic sentiment i...

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  • Elon Musk Fires Back At SEC in New Defense
Elon Musk Fires Back At SEC in New Defense

Of course, building cars - and sophisticated auto software that can sense its surroundings and make the right decisions to act accordingly - is an extremely hard endeavor, one that Tesla and rival vehicle companies are still pioneering. The bad news for customers is that the cost savings for Tesla only meet half of what was initially forecast, ...

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  • J&J hit with $29M verdict in California talc case
J&J hit with $29M verdict in California talc case

The company is now fighting two asbestos-related lawsuits in New Jersey and Oklahoma courts, and two more trials could begin this month, the UBS analysts said. J&J says its products do not contain asbestos. More than $ 4 billion of the jury award consisted of punitive damages, which are meant to punish a defendant for wrongdoing.

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