Black Market

Venezuela sets new exchange mechanism, as currency continues to slide

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela set a range on Wednesday for the first offer in its new DICOM foreign exchange mechanism, effectively devaluing the …

Venezuela

CBN to sell dollars to clear Forex demand backlog

Central Bank of Nigeria plans to sell an undisclosed amount of dollars on Tuesday to settle a backlog of foreign exchange demand for airlines, fuel …

Central Banks

Virginia man pleads guilty to trafficking cigarettes

A Virginia man has pleaded guilty trafficking in more than $7 million worth of cigarettes without paying sales taxes.<p>The U.S. Attorney's Office said …

Crime

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Study Finds People Still Buy on Black Market

When Colorado legalized cannabis, people had a lot of questions. How much money would marijuana bring in? Would the black market remain? Would …

Cannabis

Mice with 3D-printed ovaries just gave birth to healthy pups

The experiment points to more reproductive choices for cancer survivors in the future<p>We are a step closer to engineering replacement ovaries for …

Biology

No ferries in Greece | DW Travel | DW.COM | 16.05.2017

A strike which began on Tuesday has paralyzed ferry traffic in Greece. There is a possibility that anyone vacationing on some of the smaller Greek …

Greece

Old french fry grease is selling for a massive sum on the black market

There's a new black market on the rise -- and it's not for drugs.<p>No, this black market is for old fryer oil, and it's resulting in restaurant thefts …

French Language

Farron may be a political dunce, but legalising cannabis is sensible policy

While muchLiberal Democrat policy, especially regarding Brexit, is largely untenable, the party's position on creating a legalised, regulated …

Cannabis

Maine lawmakers consider end to cultivation cap on pot

AUGUSTA — State lawmakers are considering whether to eliminate a cap on the amount of marijuana that can be grown for recreational sale in Maine.<p>Last …

Cannabis

In Nigeria Bust, 33-Cent/Hour Job Doesn't Guarantee Getting Pay - Bloomberg

On days when Dayo Fabajo’s bosses can’t afford to pay the 1,250 naira ($4) wage she earns for a 12-hour shift packing biscuits, they send her home …

Nigeria

Venezuela inflation so far this year at 93 percent: congress

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan inflation in the first four months of this year was at 92.8 percent, according to the country's opposition-led congress.<p>The country is undergoing a major economic and social crisis, fueling daily protests between security forces and protesters lobbing rocks, petrol …

Venezuela

Patients Beg For Pricey Drugs On Facebook Black Market

Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook. Doctors say it's dangerous. But when you need a drug every day to survive, you're going to find a way to get it.<p>It shouldn't be that surprising. You can buy, sell or trade almost anything on Facebook, from designer sneakers to …

Health Care

Egyptians Can Splurge Overseas Again as Banks Ease Card Curbs - Bloomberg

Egyptian banks are lifting restrictions on customers’ overseas credit card purchases, the latest indication that a foreign-currency crunch that …

Business

Taxing Legal Marijuana Could Keep The Black Market In Business

<b>The balancing act of cannabis taxation</b><br>The legalization of adult-use cannabis in Canada may create a revenue-generating marketplace as early as …

Cannabis

Spiking inflation, spiraling violence bring Venezuela 'close to the bottom'

Venezuela's economy may have started the year on a much-worse note than the country's legislature thought.<p>The National Assembly, which is led by the …

Venezuela

Special report: Oregon's marijuana black market still green

BEND, Ore. - Oregon remains a key player in a multi billion-dollar industry, but it’s a reputation Oregon State Police would like to lose, since this …

Cannabis

Nigeria's cash problem: Multiple exchange rates, wild swings and dollar shortages

In Nigeria, it can be hard to know just how much the notes in your wallet are worth.<p>The official exchange rate for the country's currency, the naira, is around 305 to the dollar. But banks lend to each other at a second rate. A third rate is used by international money transfer companies. Perhaps …

Business

Why is legal marijuana so expensive in Alaska?

Walk into a marijuana shop in Alaska and you'll find a newly renovated space, an array of products that have been tested and prepared in a highly …

Cannabis

Eagle 'chop shop' case offers window into trafficking trade

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A two-year undercover operation that led to indictments against 15 people for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds offers a rare window into the black market for eagle carcasses, feathers, parts and handicrafts, including one alleged dealer who called himself …

Crime

Parents buying black-market insulin for their kids as prices skyrocket

Three million Americans have Type-1 diabetes. If they don't get insulin every day, they will slip into a coma and die. The price of rapid-acting …

Real Estate

Insulin prices spike by 1123%, sending parents to the black market to keep their kids alive

Gabriella Corley is a 9 year old with Type I diabetes who's allergic to the insulin covered by her low-income parents' healthcare; to live, she must …

Pharma

Desperate Syrian refugees sell organs on black market

London: Trade in illegal organs is a booming business in Lebanon as desperate Syrian refugees resort to selling body parts to support themselves and …

Refugees

Longer Looks: Black Market Insulin; Opioid Deaths; And Birth Control Access

Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.<p>NBC News: Desperate Families Driven To Black Market Insulin <br>Fourth grader …

Health Care

Businesses huff, puff over de Blasio-backed tobacco price hike

City officials and business reps clashed Thursday over a push to jack up the price of cigarettes to at least $13 a pack and sharply restrict their …

Tobacco

South Sudanese banks run out of cash

Banks in war-ravaged South Sudan have run out of cash and the crunch is exacerbating hunger and widespread famine, the deputy finance minister …

Africa

Only foreign currency please - the costs of reporting from North Korea

| PYONGYANG<p>North Korea rarely allows foreign correspondents into the country, but when it does, it makes them pay.<p>When Pyongyang invited 121 journalists to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of North Korea's founder-president, Kim Il Sung, just over a week ago, it was a great chance for the …

North Korea

NBC “INSULIN BLACK MARKET” Story is a Nothing Sandwich

<i>Opinion</i><p>sponsor<p>Recently, the major news networks have been picking up on the storyline that insulin is very, very, very expensive. Only problem is …

Type 1 Diabetes

'An awful lot of expertise': Black market marijuana growers shouldn't be shut out of legal market, says task force chair

Black market marijuana growers should be included in the legal market as they can provide valuable expertise as it evolves, Anne McLellan, chair of …

Cannabis

Chipotle Q1: Beware Going Into Report

CMG reports after the bell on Tuesday, 4/25.<p>The 25% YTD rally puts the stock significantly at risk to disappointing results.<p>We remain long-term …

Investing

Nestle Plans to Cut 300 U.K. Jobs, Move Blue Riband to Poland - Bloomberg

Nestle SA plans to eliminate about 300 positions at its U.K. confectionery factories and move the chocolate-wafer biscuit brand Blue Riband’s …

Business