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U.S. moves to levy tariffs on steel from South Korea, 8 other nations

The U.S. government moved to impose substantial punitive tariffs on hundreds of millions of dollars of imported steel products from South Korea and eight other countries, a much-anticipated decision that marks one of the largest anti-dumping cases in recent memory.<p>Steel imports from the nine …

Friday Talking Points -- First Marijuana TV Ad Created

We're back! Yes, we took last week off (for our nation's birthday), so it's been two weeks since we've taken a look at politics through our own special lens, which (as always) will feature heavy overuse of the editorial "we" (just because we enjoy it so much).<p>Plenty of stuff happened in the past …

Republicans

Wells Fargo profit increases 3.8% as home lending regains traction

With solid quarterly results, Wells Fargo & Co. showed why it has become a darling of banking investors, but it also raised a crucial question:<p>How can the San Francisco financial giant continue its hot stock performance at a time when economic growth remains slow, questions linger about its core …

Gold climbs above $1,320/oz ahead of Fed minutes

* Holdings of largest gold ETF hit 3-month high<p>* Coming up: Minutes of Fed’s June meeting at 1800 GMT<p>* Palladium holds close to Tuesday’s 13-1/2 yr peak (Updates prices, adds comment)<p>By Jan Harvey<p>LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - Gold prices firmed on Wednesday, climbing back above $1,320 an ounce, as …

Colorado Shops Have Sold About $90 Million Of Recreational Weed

In the first five months of legal retail sales, Colorado dispensaries sold about $90 million worth of recreational marijuana, The Denver Post reported Thursday.<p>Yet it was still outsold by its medical counterpart, which has been legal in the state since 2000. Medical marijuana brought in about $165 …

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Pay attention, Syfy original movies gang and indie kaiju filmmakers. These are the animals we want to see in your next flick, eating cities and …

Fish

Six Flags announces partnership to open theme parks in China

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced a partnership Monday to build multiple theme parks in China over the next decade.<p>The regional theme park company, which operates Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and 17 other parks in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, said it has struck a partnership with …

China

7 Not Safe For Life Photos That Will Convince You Never To Try The Horror Drug Krokodil

<b>Krokodil: A great drug to use if you want a grossly realistic costume for Halloween -- and then to die.</b><p><i>(GRAPHIC WARNING: The photos below are extremely disturbing, much like this drug.)</i><p>The extremely dangerous drug that is three times more addictive than heroin has finally made its way from Russia …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Phillip Morris Introduces ‘Marlboro M’ Marijuana Cigarettes

Phillip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing …

Cannabis

Tyson wins bidding war to buy Hillshire Brands

Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to buy Hillshire Brands Co. after a mammoth bidding war in which it agreed to fork over about $7.7 billion.<p>The country's largest U.S. meat processor by sales will pay $63 a share in cash for Chicago-based Hillshire, whose brands include Jimmy Dean sausage and Ball Park …

Market momentum falters after record highs

LONDON (AP) — The positive momentum in stock markets slowed somewhat on Tuesday after major stock indexes in the U.S. and Germany struck record highs.<p>…

Last Navajo code talker dies on eve of second world war memorials

The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during the second world war has died.<p>Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93.<p>Before hundreds of men from the Navajo …

Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of World War II, dies

For more than two decades, Chester Nez kept silent about his role as one of the original Navajo code talkers responsible for developing an unbreakable code during World War II.<p>His death Wednesday at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at age 93 was lamented by the Marine Corps as the end of an era …

Ukrainian Separatists Are Sending A World War II-Era Soviet Tank Into Battle

"Our craftsmen have managed to start the engine of the IS-3 tank displayed on a platform in the park. The tank is being prepared and will engage in the combat soon," the press service of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic told Interfax.<p>If this is the tank in the video below, it's hard to …

Russia

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new and cutting edge in 1944 looks almost impossibly simple by comparison in 2014.<p>Today is June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the most important day in the history of American …

The Fish That Could Save Antarctica

As long as we save it first<p>A primeval predator patrols the dark, icy waters of Antarctica’s Ross Sea, antifreeze proteins coursing through its blood. An icon of the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic toothfish is a crucial link in the rich food web of the planet’s most pristine marine ecosystem. Since …

Antarctica

Terrawatch: Where plates collide

Just over a week ago Indonesia's Sangeang Api volcano awoke with a bang. Ash punched up into the sky, creating a plume over 15km high. Flights over the region, and as far afield as Australia, had to be cancelled, due to the danger of ash clogging aircraft engines. Luckily no lives were lost, but …

Almanac Launching Distribution in Colorado

June 4, 2014<p>Almanac Beer Company is thrilled to announce it is beginning distribution as of mid-June to the great beer state of Colorado, starting …

5 Months Since Legalizing Marijuana, Here’s What Colorado Looks Like

Not so bad, actually: We’re now five months into Colorado’s marijuana legalization experiment, and pressure is building to see whether it’s a success …

Alaska volcanic eruption disrupts air travel

A volcanic eruption in Alaska that sent a plume of ash and smoke high into the sky has forced a regional airline to cancel flights.<p>The Pavlof volcano, which has been spewing ash and lava for years, began erupting with new intensity this week, prompting scientists to issue their highest volcano …

U.S. trade deficit hits 2-year high in April

<b>Washington</b> --<p>The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a two-year high in April, as exports declined and imports surged to a record high.<p>The deficit rose to $47.2 billion in April, up 6.9 percent from an upwardly revised March deficit of $44.2 billion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.<p>Exports dropped …

Economy

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Leftover Sales begin August 7 (online, by phone, & in person)<p>Celebrate on Monday, August 6th with Free Park Entry<p>Military: Free August Park …

Wildlife