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The Green Rush Begins: Investors Get In On Pot's Ground Floor

In the past, you could go to jail for selling marijuana. Now, depending upon where you live, you could end up going to the bank.<p>Medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, and legislation is pending in 13 others. It's become a $1.5-billion-a-year industry, and it's expected to triple in just a few …

The Wal-Mart-ization of higher education: How young professors are getting screwed

More and more faculty at America’s colleges and universities are underpaid and undervalued. Can that change?<p>In 2009, Money Magazine published a survey titled “The 50 Best Jobs in America.” Their reporters analyzed job data and conducted an online survey of thirty-five thousand people, taking into …

Watson seals two-shot win at Riviera | Reuters

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Bubba Watson was rewarded for his impressive early season form when he stormed to his first PGA Tour title since the 2012 Masters with a two-shot victory at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.<p>Feb 16, 2014; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Bubba Watson (USA) lines …

Weekly Roundup: Comcast acquiring TWC, the Galaxy S 5 and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Inflation expected to fall below Bank of England's 2% target

Inflation is expected to have fallen below the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time in more than four years in January thanks to retailers slashing prices and lower fuel costs.<p>Many economists believe official figures on Tuesday will reveal a fall in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) to 1.9% …

Thai PM under siege, lengthy protests take toll on economy | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded Thai government headquarters on Monday in response to police efforts to clear them from the streets, as farmers besieged her temporary office to demand payment for rice.<p>Thailand has been in crisis since …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

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Co-op Group seeks public views on its future | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Co-operative Group, whose banking arm in fell into the control of bondholders after regulators discovered a 1.5 billion pound ($2.5 billion) capital hole, is carrying out a national survey on the future strategy for the 150 year old group.<p>The atrium of 1 Angel Square, …

Baftas 2014: 10 things we learned

Stephen Fry has got gummy<p>Maybe it's that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have ruined us for everyone else. Maybe it was because the broadcast didn't start until after the watershed, so we'd expected more bite. But Stephen Fry calling Emma Thompson "a ghastly piece of stinking offal" and describing Captain …