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Rising rents, healthcare costs support U.S. underlying inflation | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices moderated in May, but sustained increases in housing and healthcare costs kept underlying inflation supported, which could still allow a cautious Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.<p>A job seeker listens to a recruiter from the Federal Bureau …

Stocks Climb, Breaking Losing Streak

The Dow industrials had fallen as much as 169 points in morning trading<p>U.S. stocks climbed Thursday, snapping a five-session streak of declines as telecommunications and utilities shares gained.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen as much as 169 points in morning trading after Japan’s …

Stock Markets

Study approximates the United States is losing $28 billion a year by not legalizing marijuana

The Tax Foundation is a think tank focused around tax policies in the United States. A couple of weeks ago they released a study analyzing what …

Cannabis

Oregon marijuana market growing thousands of jobs

SALEM, Ore. — Legalization of marijuana in Oregon has created at least 2,165 jobs and will add more as the market matures, a new report suggests.<p>Nearly $46 million in payroll will be paid to retail cannabis employees statewide in 2016, according to the "Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report," sponsored by …

A New Growth Industry for Native Americans: Weed

Can cannabis revive Oregon’s long-struggling reservation economies?<p>WARM SPRINGS, Oregon—The tribes on this reservation, located in the high desert on the eastern side of Mt. Hood, are accustomed to bad deals. Until the 19th century, the Wasco, the Walla Walla, and the Pauite survived off of the …

Cannabis

A Colorado city is using marijuana tax revenue to combat homelessness

Marijuana legalization does many things. It lets, for instance, people use their drug of choice without fear of arrest, and it eliminates a dangerous black market for pot. But one Colorado city, Aurora, is leveraging its tax revenue from legalization for something else: to combat …

Cannabis

Is 'Alice in Wonderland' a story about drugs?

Since a hundred years before Don McLean’s “American Pie” and later-stage Beatles songs came to dominate stoned conversations about lyrical symbolism, …

Literature

National poll: Majority supports legalizing marijuana

A majority of American registered voters nationwide support the legalization of marijuana, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll out Monday.<p>Slightly more than half — 54 percent — said the use of marijuana should be made legal across the country, while 41 percent said it …

The Worst Side Effect Of Smoking Pot For 20 Years Is Gum Disease, Study Finds

A new report on the health effects of smoking cannabis has found that long-term pot smoking is about as harmful as not flossing. The study, published …

This 20-Year Marijuana Study Could Blaze a Trail That Supporters Have Been Waiting For

The marijuana industry is blossoming, and 2016 could wind up being its best year yet in a number of ways.<p>Since California first approved Proposition 215 in 1996 to provide certain patients with medical marijuana on the basis of compassionate use, the marijuana industry has been trudging forward. …

With ethics conviction, Alabama House speaker loses office

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's conviction on ethics charges automatically removes him from office and could mean years in …

How Electric Vehicles Can Boost New Markets

We “know” why we should drive electric cars – they’re non-polluting, right? The fallacies of that argument aside (plenty of electric cars are …

Disney CEO: U.S. taxes are 'too high' and 'ridiculously complex'

Disney CEO Bob Iger thinks companies -- including his -- are simply paying too much in tax to Uncle Sam.<p>Iger told CNNMoney on Thursday that high corporate tax rates in the U.S. are "anti-competitive," and described the country's tax system as "ridiculously complex."<p>"It doesn't mean that a company …

Media Industry

The best Android apps you can't get on iPhone in 2016

Reuters<p>One of the best things about Android is that apps have a lot more freedom compared iPhone apps.<p>Some of the most innovative Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple simply wouldn't allow.<p>These apps let you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom …

These 7 data points reveal the sorry state of Americans’ finances

More Americans may think they’re “living comfortably” or “doing okay,” but many are far from fine.<p>In a survey of about 5,700 people released recently …

Personal Finance

Mark Zuckerberg should put his money where his mouth is and throw Peter Thiel off Facebook's board

To prove it, he should ask Peter Thiel, who funded a legal campaign designed to drive Gawker Media out of business, to step down from Facebook's board of directors.<p><b>What Zuckerberg said</b><p>Earlier this month, an anonymous former Facebook employee accused Facebook of showing liberal bias in the story …

Get popcorn and watch T&Cs for 30 apps being read aloud over 24 hours…

Terms and conditions suck, as we’ve said before. They are designed to be impenetrably unreadable to convince app users not to bother. The ‘Click here to AGREE’ button might as well have a giant cartoon arrow winking away on it.<p>It’s a shitty situation that traps consumers in a position of ignorant …

Apps

This Sleek Jacket for Bike Commuters is a Google, Levi's & Spotify Triple Threat

Project Jacquard has landed. Google quite literally weaves technology into a new Levi's jacket.<p>It takes a split second to accept an incoming call, ignore it or switch Spotify songs from your phone's locked screen. Soon enough, you'll be able to do all that by swiping your finger across your sleeve. …

Wearable Tech

10 most important things in advertising

Twentieth Century Fox invested in nine sponsored Snapchat lenses to promote the new X-Men movie. 20th Century Fox<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. An explosive report on kickbacks in the ad industry is coming out next month and there are even</b> …