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Eric Holder Says DOJ Will Let Washington, Colorado Marijuana Laws Go Into Effect

WASHINGTON -- The United States government took a historic step back from its long-running drug war on Thursday, when Attorney General Eric Holder informed the governors of Washington and Colorado that the Department of Justice would allow the states to create a regime that would regulate and …

Associated Press News

The Donut Economy’s Fat Profit

Americans are shunning soda and claim they want healthier fast-food options. But they’re still buying plenty of doughnuts and coffee.<p>Here’s a …

The Indian rupee’s prospects just got a whole lot worse

The Indian rupee’s nightmarish run is set to get a lot worse. Official figures released today (Aug. 30) revealed that India’s GDP expanded by 4.4% year-on-year in the April-June quarter, falling well short of analysts’ already muted forecasts of 4.7% growth. It’s the weakest pace of growth since …

Economy

Why the Chinese government spent $33 billion on cotton that nobody wants

Texhong Textile Group, one of China’s biggest textile makers, has been shifting production to Vietnam, and the market loves it, reports Bloomberg—the stock is up 445% from a year ago.<p>And that’s not because of the much-bemoaned rise of Chinese labor costs. It’s because the Chinese government is …

China

NSA tech disclosure battle heats up

A legal battle over surveillance pitting the U.S. government against Google and Microsoft intensified on Friday — and the two tech titans requested extra time to convince a court they should be able to disclose more data about NSA orders.<p>Both companies have asked the Foreign Intelligence …

Marijuana movements get boost from federal guidelines

A more laid-back stance by the federal government on marijuana could mean that the country is going to pot -- literally<p>Marijuana movements already simmering across the country could get a big boost from the Obama Administration's announcement that it would take a laid-back approach to states with …

Booker: 'My sexuality not an issue'

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker on Thursday night called the remarks made by his rival in the New Jersey Senate race questioning his sexuality “so extreme” and noted that he has “affirmed my sexual orientation numerous times over the years.”<p>Booker told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes during an interview that …