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Why would-be marijuana moguls have their work cut out for them

When you think economic opportunity, do you think of a heavily regulated, highly-competitive consumer goods sector where prices are set to drop? No? Maybe we should dial back the excitement around the potential of the US marijuana industry.<p>With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the …

Cannabis

Libya: Gaddafi-linked assets worth $1bn 'in South Africa'

<b>South African officials are investigating claims ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family stashed $1bn (£600m) in assets in the country.</b><p>Libya has reportedly called for help in repatriating diamonds, gold and cash.<p>The assets were being held by four banks and security companies in South …

Africa

Streets of Istanbul go quiet after days of protest

<b>(AP)</b><p>The streets of Istanbul and Ankara went quiet on Sunday, but protests may resume later today<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 2, 2013 2:31pm (UTC)<p>After days of violent clashes with the police resulting in two reported deaths, hundreds of injuries and the arrests of nearly 1,000 people, protestors in Turkey …

Why Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes And Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?<p>GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Last Thursday …

Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro could lose some weight at WWDC

Apple’s high-resolution Retina MacBook Pro may already be thinner than past MacBook Pros, but it’s still nowhere near as thin as the ultraportable MacBook Air. But that size gap may change a bit at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference next week.<p>According to KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo, …

Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras Killed; Fans Pay Tribute

His son Paul was also killed in the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado.<p><b>Tim Samaras, one of the world's best-known storm chasers, died in Friday's El Reno, Oklahoma, tornado, along with his 24-year-old son, a gifted filmmaker, according to a statement from Samaras's brother.</b><p>"They all unfortunately passed …