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Millions hooked on illicit drugs, as nations debate policy to tackle the problem

As leaders from around the world gather in New York for what many are calling the most important summit on illegal drugs in two decades, one thing is clear: The world has a serious drug problem.<p>Worldwide, about 246 million people use illicit drugs, and 1 in 10 of these users suffer from disorders …

5 Easiest Places For The Novice International Traveler

Travel is awesome. See cool things, meet new people, eat amazing foods. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to travel, but were worried since they’ve never left the country. To them (and you, if you’re still reading), have no fear. People are friendly everywhere.<p>To make it a little easier, I’ve …

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Meet Uncle Spliffy: Cliff Robinson Ventures into the Weeds

Ex-NBA player Clifford Robinson, once known as Uncle Cliffy, is venturing into the world of legal cannabis.<p>Last Thursday morning, Cliff Robinson stepped off a stage at the Portland Expo Center, and basked in the warm applause that used to greet him when he played for the Trail Blazers just miles …

Spotify closes in on $8.4 billion valuation with latest deal

The privately held music streaming service is said to be courting Goldman Sachs and others in a $400 million dollar fundraising round.<p>Spotify's valuation is shooting up the charts.<p>The music streaming service for mobile devices and desktops is on the brink of raising $400 million, according to …

BlackRock: Fed tightening to trigger market tremors as liquidity evaporates

Complacent investors will be hurt as Fed raises rates, says BlackRock, as managing director warns central banks are running out of ammunition to deal with next crisis<p>The smooth ride investors have enjoyed in a world of ultra-loose monetary policy is coming to an end, according to BlackRock, which …