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Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

A new report by Oregon Office of Economic Analysis finds marijuana sales are strongest along Oregon’s border with Idaho – a state where recreational marijuana is not legal. It is unsusprising to find that in neighboring states Oregon and Washington (where recreational use of the substance is legal), sales along the Idaho border are much […]

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Idaho Markets

Idaho’s unfilled STEM jobs double in three years

BOISE, Idaho (Jan. 13, 2020) — The number of unfilled STEM jobs in the state continues to grow, according to the Idaho STEM Action Center’s budget request presentation before the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Appropriations Committee today. However, agency officials said the number of computer science teachers and students grew dramatically over the last year. “The number […]

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Asia Markets National

Gold surged to a 7 year maximum due to the killing of Soleimani

The price of gold jumped to its highest level for the first time in seven years (since 2013). Gold now costs $1588.13 per ounce (28 grams). The price of palladium also increased – it reached a record $2,027.91 per ounce. The Bloomberg, citing Goldman analysts, writes that the price of gold can rise even more. […]

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Asia Markets

Iran out of nuclear deal after U.S. strike that killed Soleimani

TEHRAN- Late on Sunday, January 5th, state TV has announced the final rejection of the arrangements for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for its nuclear program. “The Iranian nuclear program will not have any restrictions in terms of production, including enrichment capacities, percentage and amount of enriched uranium, as well as research in […]

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Markets Technology

France fined Google €150 million “for abusing its dominant position”

Autorité de la concurrence, France’s competition authority,  said in the statement published today:”Google has abused its dominant position in the search advertising market by adopting opaque and difficult to understand operating rules for its Google Ads advertising platform and applying them unfairly and randomly.” The Authority imposed a financial penalty of € 150 million ($166million) […]

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Eurozone Markets

French authorities fined Bloomberg €5 MILLION for dissemination of fake news

Paris,France France’s financial markets watchdog (AMF) fined Bloomberg € 5 million ($5.5 million) for publishing false information about the financial situation at Vinci, a French construction company. The report caused a 18% drop in the company’s shares and a loss of € 6 billion in overall market value. The mentioned report was made by the journalists of Bloomberg […]

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Markets National

Stay in a Scottish castle for a week, drink coffee, get $5000 “salary” check and $2000 spending money !

If you would like to live in a castle, drink Gevalia coffee and get paid for your efforts, it’s time to move to Scotland! Coffee company Gevalia Kaffe would like to hire a coffee aficionado to live in a castle in Scotland for a week. In addition to drinking bottomless coffee, the lucky “coffee queen” […]

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Colombia wants to sue Walmart over Christmas sweater with Santa snorting “Colombian snow”

Walmart is facing a potential law suit over a Christmas sweater that was advertised for sale on its Canadian website. The sweater features Santa Claus sitting behind a table with three lines of cocaine and the words: “Let it snow”. The description on the website however, is what prompted a Colombian government agency to threaten […]

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Crime Markets

Three Americans arrested in $722M “crypto Ponzi scheme”

Federal officials announced the arrest of three men on Tuesday who were involved in a cryptocurrency scam which robbed investors of $722 million. The three men, Matthew Goettsche, 37, Jobadiah Weeks, 38, and Joseph Abel, 49 had been running a business named BitClub Network since 2014, that supposedly mined for cryptocurrency, selling shares in this […]

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First ever Warner Bros-branded hotel on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

In a collaboration between Miral and Warner Bros, the first Warner Bros-branded (WB) hotel will be opened on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in 2021. The President of Warner Bros. global brands and experiences said: “Following the successful debut of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, we are thrilled to expand our presence in the region with […]