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Trump's Supreme Court pick dispirited by president's tweets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on Wednesday described as “demoralizing” and “disheartening” the U.S. president’s Twitter attacks on a judge who suspended Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, a spokesman for Gorsuch said.<p>Gorsuch’s …

Donald Trump

It's a free speech clash as Milo Yiannopoulos is shut down at UC Berkeley

Angry protests Wednesday night at<p>UC Berkeleyforced the cancellation of a talk by conservative firebrand andDonald Trumpsupporter Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday.<p>That sparked criticism from President Trump, who said on Twitter: "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death …

Neil Gorsuch

Hedge funds are hiring a bunch of Ph.D.s to build trading machines, but they're missing one crucial element

That's according to Manoj Narang, who is launching a hot new hedge fund, the $1 billion MANA Partners.<p>Quantitative strategies use computers to parse data and make investment decisions.<p>"There is so much data out there and there are so may people now with a data science pedigree that if you take a …

Markets

The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

For nearly 40 years, the "Star Wars" franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of "A New Hope," George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its …

Science Fiction

4 Reasons California's Marijuana Growers Surprisingly Oppose Prop 64

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The big day for Californians is less than one month away. On Nov. 8, millions of registered voters will be headed to the polls to decide whether or not Proposition 64, which would legalize recreational marijuana within the state and impose a 15% tax at the retail level on …

Cannabis

The market looks eerily similar to the days right before the 1987 crash

Financial advisers and market strategists usually warn their clients that the market's performance in the past is not a reliable guide for its future moves.<p>But when Citi's Tom Fitzpatrick and his team overlaid the current chart of the benchmark S&P 500 with the index in 1987 — right before the …

Stock Markets

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

Ancient History

WikiLeaks releases what appear to be Clinton's paid Wall Street speeches

The WikiLeaks emails appear to show Clinton enjoying warm relations with Wall Street and admitting she is ‘far removed’ from ordinary citizens<p>Speeches given by Hillary Clinton to major Wall Street banks including Goldman Sachs, long kept under wraps, have apparently been released by WikiLeaks.<p>The …

Hillary Clinton

These States Are the Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in November

Residents in these states could be seeing green in a matter of weeks.<p>Don't look now, but the November elections are just over five weeks away. In …

Cannabis

The latest marijuana craze has users chasing bigger highs through 'dabbing'

Like the viral dance move of the same name, using marijuana by "dabbing" is having a moment.<p>The latest marijuana-consumption craze has users chasing bigger highs through a process called "flash vaporization." But unlike the dance, marijuana dabbing poses some major health and safety risks, …

Cannabis

A planetary scientist explains how feasible Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars is

But even as early as the 1950s, aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun, had published his vision of a mission to Mars in his book The Mars Project.<p>We've also heard visions of settling the Red Planet under the leadership of a private organization before. So why does Elon Musk get so much attention? …

Elon Musk

Why More Parents Are Starting to Use Marijuana

A woman walks with a sign supporting legalizing marijuana | Spencer Platt/Getty Images<p>Smoking pot is no longer a teenager’s domain. The drug that …

Yes, cannabis-infused beer is a real thing you can drink

AURORA, Colo. — There's a beer on tap that is truly Colorado.<p>The "Cannabeer" has been around for a year and could hit kegs and liquor store shelves across the country.<p>There are hundreds of breweries in Colorado but Dad and Dudes in Aurora is doing things a little differently.<p>"They're coming from …

Cannabis

Not pot: US hemp farms take root under state pilot programs

EATON, N.Y. (AP) — A lush field of cannabis growing on a secluded hilltop in central New York may look and smell like marijuana, but its myriad uses don't include getting high.<p>New York's first legal hemp farm in decades has taken root under a pilot program that's part of a national resurgence of a …

Cannabis

Netflix's catalog has shrunk by a whopping 50% in the past few years

Since 2012, Netflix's selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.<p>Extreamist's sources estimate the height of Netflix's catalog size was in 2012, before the company began …

Televisions

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

We’re just a few days away from October, and that means it’s time for Halloween. Scary movies. Spooky stories. Specters that crawl out of your television and have really long hair. Given that, it’s hard to not see this upcoming month as a streaming service contest: which player can out-Halloween …

National Lampoon

9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come …

Cannabis

The Early Bird Does Not Get the Legal Weed

Leave work as the clock strikes 5, grab a six-pack, and pick up some dank ganja. The weekend has finally arrived.<p>A new report from Headset, a …

Cannabis

Legal Weed in California and Other Huge Ballot Proposals to Watch in November

The chance to weigh in on an unusually consequential presidential contest and control of both chambers of Congress will draw millions to the polls …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

The letter writer is 35, has paid off her own home and is almost debt-free.<p>17 min ago2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2018<p>At last, the demographic tide is …

Legal marijuana expected to pose threat to $200 billion alcohol industry

The $200 billion U.S. alcoholic beverages business is under threat from a budding cannabis industry, as advocates fight to legalize the use of the …

The legal marijuana industry could explode by 2020

The "green rush" is about to get even bigger, according to a new report from Arcview Market Research, a leading publisher of marijuana market research.<p>Five states will vote to legalize recreational marijuana this November, while medical marijuana is up for consideration in four more states. Should …

Cannabis

The Patriots are making a mockery of the NFL's new kickoff rule

The New England Patriots improved to 3-0 after routing the Houston Texans on Thursday night, 27-0. Once again, they did so with the help of the NFL's new kickoff rule.<p>Under the new rule, a touchback now gives the offense the ball on the 25-yard line. Theoretically, this should encourage touchbacks …

NFL

A 26-year-old with nearly $150,000 in the bank says this is the 'smartest investment' he's made

In fact, he's been curious about saving and investing since before he could even drive a car.<p>Inspired by an eighth-grade teacher who taught him about compound interest, as well as his grandfather — who was incredibly frugal and retired with $1.2 million in investments — Sean started saving any …

Retirement

FAFSA changes: What you need to know to get the most financial aid

If you plan to go to college next year, you need to know about two changes to the nationwide financial aid form.<p>The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form that every U.S. college student needs to fill out in order to be eligible for any need-based financial aid. That includes …

College & University

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

<b>Spinach</b><p>It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That!. This noted muscle builder …

Healthy Eating

Buy an Xbox One S 500GB Halo console, get a free $50 gift card

The Xbox One S is Microsoft’s cleaner, svelter take on its almost three-year old Xbox One console. As we noted during its debut this summer, it’s a …

Xbox One S

Where the 'Gold Rush' Turns Green: the Profit in Legalized Marijuana

Prime Time TV and Radio Show Host, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The California Gold Rush era (1848-55) was about people wanting to make their fortunes by mining precious minerals or finding their “Texas tea” on the ground. Today, there’s a new player …

Cannabis

Germany military loses legal battle with Heckler & Koch

A German court has ruled that the military does not deserve compensation for what the Defense Ministry deemed faulty rifles. The Defense Ministry did …

Islamic State (ISIS)