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Coke May Get Into Pot

Coke May Get Into Pot Aurora Cannabis is Canada's third biggest cannabis producer and the company confirmed it was in talks with Coca-Cola concerning cannabis infused drinks. Hard on the heels of a $5.1-billion deal to buy Costa Coffee last month, analysts said a move into marijuana-infused drinks fit with Coke's moves toward a healthier product portfolio. [Full Article...]

Iran OPEC chief: 'Saudi and Russian Federation are taking oil market hostage'

Iran OPEC chief: 'Saudi and Russian Federation are taking oil market hostage' The contract will be based on the differential of the four crudes to the dated Brent benchmark price and will represent 1,000 barrels of oil. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged the cartel to raise its production and said that other countries must stop buying oil from Iran or face US sanctions. [Full Article...]

'Disgruntled ex-employee' blamed for needle in Woolworths strawberries

'Disgruntled ex-employee' blamed for needle in Woolworths strawberries In Queensland's Gladstone, a 9-year-old boy bit into a strawberry with a needle in it , but thankfully wasn't pricked. As a precaution, Queensland Health's chief health officer, Jeanette Young, advised people in the states of Queensland , Victoria , and NSW on September 12 to throw out their strawberries that were bought early last week, the Herald Sun reported. [Full Article...]

US NRC, nuclear plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

US NRC, nuclear plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence The Brunswick plant is near Cape Fear and just south of Wilmington, North Carolina. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, but the National Weather Service (NWS) warns it will still cause "life-threatening" storm surges and "catastrophic" flooding across parts of the Carolinas. [Full Article...]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces $2 billion fund to help homeless families

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces $2 billion fund to help homeless families It's risky to call the media low-lifes. The new "Bezos Day One Fund" is the result; it'll work to issue "awards" to existing nonprofits that provide shelter and food to homeless young families. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who typically tries to stay out of the political fray, has mounted a vigorous defence of press freedom, saying President Donald Trump should be "glad" to face media scrutiny. [Full Article...]

Canadian pot users could get flagged at U.S. border

Canadian pot users could get flagged at U.S. border Customs and Border Protection official says. That message was delivered by Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, in a news article published Thursday on the Politico website. But users, growers, even investors could be barred from entering the USA for life. Anyone who travels to the United States regularly knows that a common question at the bord... [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong as Philippines death toll rises

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong as Philippines death toll rises Guangzhou, the capital and most populous city in Guangdong province, issued its highest typhoon emergency alert, according People's Daily, a state-run media outlet. The damage in China is still unclear, but almost half a million people have reportedly been evacuated from the port and surrounding areas in Mangkhut's path. [Full Article...]

Presidential emergency alert system text coming next week

Presidential emergency alert system text coming next week The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system is already in use in the U.S. -smartphone users are likely familiar with the loud, droning tone of flood warnings or Amber alerts. No action is needed". FEMA says any compatible cell phone tied to a participating wireless provider that is switched on and in the range of cell tower should get the alert once. [Full Article...]

Australian officials warn of needle danger for 6 strawberry brands

Three more punnets were found contaminated with needles on Friday, according to ABC Australia . The strawberry industry in the state of Queensland is worth around US$93 million (NZ$142 million) annually, and the government there announced this week that it would offer a reward of A$100,000 for anyone with information about the culprit behind the odd attack on strawberries. [Full Article...]

Erdogan says his patience on central bank policy has limits

Erdogan says his patience on central bank policy has limits The slump in the lira has been driven by concerns about Erdogan's influence on monetary policy, and more recently a bitter row with the United States that saw the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies impose reciprocal trade restrictions and sanctions on each other. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: China 'Under Pressure' to Make a Deal with United States

Donald Trump: China 'Under Pressure' to Make a Deal with United States Trump threatened a third tranche of tariffs on another $267 billion of Chinese imports last week, which would mean levying duties on almost everything China exports to the U.S. Some in the administration are trying to restart talks to defuse the trade war , but Mr Trump said on Thursday the USA is under "no pressure" to strike a deal. [Full Article...]

Erdogan takes wheel of Turkish wealth fund

Erdogan takes wheel of Turkish wealth fund The currency has plunged in recent months and even after Thursday's rise was down nearly 39% against the dollar this year. "Deterioration in the pricing behaviour continues to pose upside risks on the inflation outlook, despite weaker domestic demand conditions", the bank added. [Full Article...]

NAFTA negotiations continue with little (public) progress reported

NAFTA negotiations continue with little (public) progress reported Canada must end its low-price milk proteins policy to reach a US-Canadian deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement , US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said. Talks are expected to resume after Lighthizer travels to Brussels for trade talks with European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on Monday. [Full Article...]

Top White House economist says Trump's GDP and unemployment claim was wrong

Top White House economist says Trump's GDP and unemployment claim was wrong Obama on Friday had called for an end to the crowing from the White House. Democrats appear to have a better than even chance of winning the House and some pundits think the Senate might even be in play. "President Obama took office during the worst downturn since the Great Depression", he said. The sluggish recovery that followed took almost a decade, with some issues still persisting. [Full Article...]

Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size

Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size City lawyers contended that reducing the number of councillors in the middle of an election was "discriminatory and arbitrary", and violated the charter - arguments Belobaba accepted. A number of Toronto city councillors also applauded the judgement. Joe Mihevic, who is running for re-election, wrote on Twitter. At his press conference, Ford complained to reporters that a "democratically elected... [Full Article...]

Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence EST. The approach of Hurricane Florence has sparked mandatory evacuations for parts of the Carolinas and Virginia , where the center of the Category 4 storm is expected to arrive on Thursday. "It is an extremely risky, life-threatening, historic hurricane", Cooper said at a news conference outlining state preparations in advance of the storm. [Full Article...]

Truth of hike: BJP talks about percentage increase in petrol, diesel prices

Truth of hike: BJP talks about percentage increase in petrol, diesel prices A state-wide shutdown called by Kerala's ruling Left and the Congress-led opposition to protest rising fuel prices , was observed on Monday. However, many feel that by attributing the price hike only on worldwide factors must be taken with a pinch of salt, the BJP government is trying to shrug away its own responsibility of bringing fuel prices under the ambit of the Goods and the Services Ta... [Full Article...]

Apple shares drop on word tariffs could hit iPhone, Apple Watch & more

Start building new plants now. The company is concerned, however, about the Trump administration's proposal to add 25 per cent duties on another $US200 billion in Chinese goods, including a wider assortment of consumer-related items. China will wait until internal pressure builds on Mr Trump, analysts say. That's what the company told US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in a letter dat... [Full Article...]

Tesla in turmoil: Stock plunges after executive shakeup

Tesla in turmoil: Stock plunges after executive shakeup Oh, and they also smoked a blunt together and threw back some whiskey! Around the two-hour and 10-minute mark, Rogan pulls out a blunt, a mixture of marijuana and tobacco inside of a cigar wrapper, to show off a decorative holder. Shares came under pressure at the opening following the Musk online interview and news that chief accounting officer Dave Morton was leaving only a month on the job,... [Full Article...]

Six More Woman Accuse CBS CEO Les Moonves of Sexual Assault

Six More Woman Accuse CBS CEO Les Moonves of Sexual Assault In an article published by The New Yorker on Sunday, journalist Ronan Farrow details the allegations of six more women who claim Moonves forced them into unwanted sexual situations and allegedly retaliated when they refused. CNN also reports that Farrow told the network numerous women involved in the allegations have been frustrated with CBS' board's handling of the situation. [Full Article...]


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