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Farm Bill Signed Into Law

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Prior to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill , the California Department of Public Health ("CDPH"), in keeping with FDA guidance, issued a public statement in response to inquiries from food processors and retailers interested in using industrial hemp-derived CBD oil or CBD products in food within California stating that while "California now allows the manufacturing and sales of cannabis products (including edibles), the use of industrial hemp as the source of CBD to be added to food ... Read More »

How a Government Shutdown Could Affect You

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The House passed a version, but the Senate did not. President Donald Trump , who previously said he would "take the mantle" of a shutdown, said Friday the shutdown could drag on "for a very long time". They have offered to keep spending at existing levels of $1.3 billion for border fencing and other security. Pence and the others later walked across the Capitol to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Read More »

'It Hurts': Ohio Bank Calls Police on Black Man Cashing First Check

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McCowns was leaving, without having gotten his check cashed, when he was approached by police, told to get out of his vehicle, handcuffed and put in the back of a police cruiser. "He's trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent". McCowns went to a branch of Huntington Bank to get the $1,082 his check entitled him to, and from all accounts, he did everything right. Read More »

GST Council cuts rates on 23 items, rationalises 28% slab: Key takeaways

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It will mandatory will be implemented from July 1, 2019. Addressing reporters, after the meet at Vigyan Bhawan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said,"28% slab rate is only applicable on 34 items now". GST council meeting today: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council met today for the 31st time. Cinema tickets upto Rs. 100 which were under 18% GST slab is brought down to 12% slab. Read More »

Million Nigerians Are Unemployed - NBS

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The November participation rate increased slightly to 65.7%. While employment increased by 37,000, the number of people either in employment or actively seeking work rose by a larger 49,500, explaining the increase in unemployment . The more accurate (and consistent) trend unemployment rate fell from 5.2% to 5.1% in November 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Read More »

Ford's noise cancelling kennel offers quiet nights for panicked pooches

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Pet owners have different methods for dealing with this fear, including everything from ear protection to isolating the pet in a basement where the noise is muffled. "Preparing in advance of firework displays is the key - and part of that is to identify a place where your pets feel safe and happy". While the kennel is just a prototype for now, it sounds like a great answer for dog owners who have pets with a lot of anxiety. Read More »

Nasdaq confirms bear market; economic worries sink Wall Street

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Stocks usually end the year with a flourish, and December is usually the best month of the year for the market. Markets tend to move, however, on what investors anticipate will happen further out. Political chaos from Brexit, a looming U.S. government shutdown and the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis are stoking fear, too. The federal government wasn't the only thing on the verge of shutting down Friday afternoon. Read More »

Ford recalls 874,000 F-150, Super Duty pickups over fire risks

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If it's corroded enough, it could cause a short that might trip household breakers or start a fire. The problem is that water and debris get into the heaters cable, corroding it over time. Those now driving a recalled model should visit a Ford dealer where the cable can be sealed or replaced if needed. The company said it's unaware of the problem causing any accidents or injuries. Read More »

Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn rearrested in Japan on new charges

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Ghosn also profited by having the company transfer a total of $14.7 million to another company to benefit himself and that company's owner, who helped in the contract manipulation, prosecutors said. Mr Ghosn, 64, and Greg Kelly, an American lawyer and former Nissan executive, have been charged with conspiring to hide from regulators ¥5 billion (£35 million) of pay agreed for the Nissan chairman between 2010 and... Read More »

Tax Regulator Rules Out Coercive Action In Angel Tax Issue

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The Income Tax Department, over the last few weeks, has been sending notices to early-stage startups asking them to clear taxes on the angel funding raised by them, a media report said . With this the protest against angel tax notices spread like a forest fire with Anand Mahindra, Biocon CEO Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl, entrepreneur, investor Rajesh Sawhney and others tweeting in support of abolition of angel tax. Read More »

USA lifts interest rates, foresees fewer hikes next year

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The fourth rate hike of 2018 lifted the target range for the Fed's benchmark overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.50 percent. Contributing to this view was a speech Powell gave last month in which he suggested that rates appear to be just below the level the Fed calls "neutral", where they're thought to neither stimulate growth nor impede it. Read More »

Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh allegations of misconduct, detention extended

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While prosecutors are expected to appeal the decision, lawyers for Ghosn and Kelly are expected to submit a request with the district court seeking their release on bail. He was later charged with the same alleged crime covering the past three years. His arrest came after a monthslong investigation by Nissan into his conduct and compensation that was largely kept from its French partner. Read More »

Amnesty welcomes reports of an end to Dragonfly

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One of the internal disputes that followed The Intercept's original scoop centered around the fact the Google engineers involved in the project were violating the company's privacy protocol when they analyzed search queries of Chinese users. Read More »

Tilray & Sandoz partner up

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Marijuana company Tilray Canada Ltd. has signed a new agreement to collaborate with Sandoz AG, part of the Novartis pharmaceutical group. "If a product comes into a pharmacy with the Sandoz logo co-branded on it, or if a pharmaceutical sales rep is talking to a physician about a product that's branded as Tilray and Sandoz, it lends credibility to that product". Read More »

Senate approves stopgap spending bill in key step to avoid shutdown

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Finally, Trump posted a third tweet which said , "When I begrudgingly signed the Omnibus Bill, I was promised the Wall and Border Security by leadership". Instead, it funds border security and other agencies at current levels through February 8. Some 70 members missed Wednesday's session, nearly as many Democrats as Republicans. Read More »

Altria spending $12.8B for a stake in e-vapor company JUUL

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After a long year fighting underage use of its products, Juul Labs has today struck a deal with Altria Group , the owners of Philip Morris USA and makers of Marlboro cigarettes. Many Juul employees were said to be upset when rumors of the investment emerged last month. The Altria deal makes Juul more valuable than Airbnb Inc. Read More »

Backpackers decapitated in Morocco 'act of terror': Denmark premier

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Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen said Thursday that the killings can be considered "politically motivated and thus an act of terror". The lone suspect arrested over the killing of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains is connected to a terrorist group , and three other suspects are on the run, Moroccan authorities say. Read More »

Congress to Push Stop-Gap Funding bill with No Border Wall Money

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Far more money coming to the USA because of the tremendous dangers at the Border, including large scale criminal and drug inflow, the United States Military will build the Wall!' Trump has asked Congress for $5 billion for the wall, but has faced a unified opposition from the Democrats and even from some Republicans. Read More »

Coulter Rages Against Trump Softening On Wall: He'll Have 'No Legacy Whatsoever'

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As of Wednesday night, the campaign had raised almost $2 million, with large and small donations pouring in almost every minute. "It's up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling". "The $5 billion [in wall funding] couldn't even get through the House!" With all of these upsets and delays, crowd funding might seem like a good bet for those who want the wall to go up - but imposes drawbacks of its own. Read More »

Deal With AB InBev Gives Tilray Stock a Pop

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Canada legalised recreational marijuana in October, leading to a surge in interest from beer and tobacco companies looking to invest in the market. "It's too early to know how big cannabinoid-based beverages will be but we think it's a massive opportunity and it's something we're interested in investing aggressively in", Tilray's chief executive Officer Brendan Kennedy told Reuters. Read More »

Elon Musk's latest transit solution is a high-speed tunnel

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The modified Tesla on display instead reached a top speed of 48mph, some way short of the vaunted 150mph speeds that Mr Musk suggests will one day solve LA's fearsome traffic problem. Although he said he still plans a hyperloop system, Tuesday's opening highlighted a slower intra-city version called a Loop. Each week, up to 20 municipalities request information about the company's technology, which could be used not just for transportation but for water and utility pipes, Musk said. Read More »

China 'Will Not Seek To Dominate' - President | Social

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Xi said 40 years of experience showed the party was the only political organisation capable of providing the stability and mobilising the people and resources needed to carry out reform. In 2017, he cemented his power, enshrining his political views in the Constitution. Deng's reforms broke with the chaotic policies of his predecessor, Chairman Mao Zedong . Read More »

Guy creates the best comeuppance for package thieves

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In addition, you have likely sent Christmas packages to friends and families across the country, which will hopefully be sitting on their porch waiting when they arrive at home. The package was also rigged with several phones with cameras to capture the thief's reaction. Seven months ago, Rober's home surveillance video captured a couple stealing a package off his porch. Read More »

Facebook admits it gave tech companies access to users' personal messages

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The internal documents obtained by the Times have not been made public. Global News has not independently verified the report, which the paper said was based on hundreds of pages of Facebook documents. When asked about this partnership, Amazon gave Salon that same boilerplate statement that was given to other publications. "For example, giving customers the option to sync Facebook contacts on an Amazon Tablet". Read More »

3rd Canadian arrested amid diplomatic spat between Canada and China

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Until her detention, he said, she hadn't had any problems with her visa. However, officials at Global Affairs Canada did not confirm a timeline, and the situation could remain unresolved. Kevin and Julia Garratt were detained in China at the time and held for more than two years in the case of former. Last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer demanded Trudeau send a "very high-level message" to China and denounce any repercussions on Canadians overseas. Read More »

Gatwick: Inbound flights not landing after reports of drone on runway

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British Airways confirmed: "Gatwick has stopped all arrivals and departures due to a drone, we've been told". Other aircraft were reportedly diverted to Birmingham Airport. Now landed but can't get off. Been diverted to Manchester. Gatwick airport has announced all inbound and outbound flights are suspended while investigations are being carried out. Read More »

Third Canadian Detained In China

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But the spokesman did not provide further details, and did not suggest the detention was linked to the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou. Mr. Spavor runs a company that brings tourists and hockey players into North Korea and gained fame for helping arrange a visit to the Hermit Kingdom by former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman. Read More »

Elon Musk's LA tunnel turns Teslas into a 'rail-guided train'

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Musk tweeted that the opening would feature "modded but fully road legal autonomous transport cars", as well as "ground to tunnel auto elevators". Musk, best known as head of the Tesla Inc electric auto manufacturer and energy company, launched his foray into public transit after complaining in December 2016 that L.A.'s traffic was "driving me nuts", promising then to "build a boring machine and just start digging". Read More »

Canada ranks 16th on World Economic Forum's annual gender gap list

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The figures are a tiny improvement from last year's results, where the gap between the achievements and well-being of men and women widened for the first time in more than a decade. The study also finds the number of women in politics is actually declining. Although the income gap between the sexes narrowed this year, women continue to earn only 51 percent as much as men. Read More »