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10:15 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Ciara Linnane
Cronos turns lower after kicking off cannabis earnings with revenue miss Organigram slammed after revenue warning and Tilray earnings on tap after market close Cronos Group kicked off the September quarter earnings season for the cannabis sector on Tuesday with a report showing a profit driven by a one-time gain and lower-than-expected revenue.
9:08 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Ambroise Fayolle
Solving the climate crisis requires innovation backed by the taxpayers The private-sector won’t invest enough in climate-disrupting technologies on its ownIdentifying promising green projects and directing capital toward them is a major challenge.
9:47 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - Associated Press
Iran starts injecting uranium gas into centrifuges, further unraveling nuclear deal President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the nuclear deal over a year agoPresident Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the nuclear deal over a year ago.
1:13 p.m. Nov. 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Hong Kong attacker bites politician’s ear, slashes others amid protests Attacked beaten by crowd outside shopping centerA knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months.
5:51 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - By Autotrader
The 2020 Porsche Taycan: Watch out, Tesla A review of the all-new fully electric sedanThe Taycan reviewed: This fast, luxurious new electric sedan has elegant styling and the acceleration of a scalded cat.
4:28 a.m. Oct. 19, 2019 - Associated Press
IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars Slowdown in global economic growth hurting efforts to help 700 million people living in extreme poverty around world - World Bank’s president, David MalpassThe leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threaten to worsen the impact of a global slowdown.
11:13 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - Associated Press
Kim Jong Un rides white horse up sacred mountain, vows to overcome U.S. sanctions He previously visited Mount Paektu before executing his powerful uncle in 2013, and entering into diplomacy with South Korea and the U.S. in 2018He previously visited Mount Paektu before executing his powerful uncle in 2013, and entering into diplomacy with South Korea and the U.S. in 2018.
8:07 p.m. Oct. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
North Korea’s Kim vows to fight U.S. sanctions, visit sacred Mount PaektuSouth Korean media quickly speculated Kim may be considering a new strategy in his dealings with the U.S. because he’s previously demanded Washington come up with new proposals to salvage the stalemated diplomacy by the end of December.
11:06 a.m. Oct. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
California governor signs bill to limit gas, oil development Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill limiting the development of gas and oil projects on protected public landGov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill limiting the development of gas and oil projects on protected public land.
6:36 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - Barrons.com
Upside-Down Rates How to sort through the rewards and dangers in short-term paper, corporates, munis, preferred stocks, and taxable bonds.
3:59 p.m. Oct. 10, 2019 - Associated Press
NASA chief says SpaceX and other contractors need more realistic timelines Bridenstine says critical tweet wasn’t just aimed at Elon Musk’s companyNASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency’s contractors about realistic development timelines.
12:01 p.m. Oct. 6, 2019 - Associated Press
Iran says China’s state oil company has pulled out of $5 billion deal Withdrawal appears to be casualty of U.S. pressure against IranChina’s state oil company has pulled out of a $5 billion deal to develop a portion of Iran’s massive offshore natural gas field, the Islamic Republic’s oil minister said Sunday, an agreement from which France’s Total SA earlier withdrew over U.S. sanctions.
6:42 a.m. Oct. 4, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
How Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy could mark a fresh blow to Stamford, Conn. Borrowers on property subject to New York AG probeThe embattled OxyContin drugmaker Purdue keeps its headquarters in the main business artery of Stamford, Connecticut, a market still recovering from a series of major tenant departures and high office vacancies.
12:36 a.m. Oct. 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump administration privatizing migrant child detentionthe Trump administration has started shifting some of the caretaking of migrant children toward the private sector and contractors instead of
7:38 a.m. Oct. 2, 2019 - Associated Press
Judge rules FCC had right to abandon net neutrality but frees states to enact their own standardsThe federal court ruled the FCC could drop net-neutrality rules, but also stated that states could pass their own regulations.
8:29 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. and North Korea say nuclear talks will resume this weekend The nuclear negotiations will resume following a months-long stalemateThe nuclear negotiations will resume following a months-long stalemate.
1:52 a.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - Associated Press
Johnson adviser shrugs off concerns about Brexit tensionsA senior adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed concerns that politicians’ heated rhetoric over Brexit is polarizing society, telling supporters that it isn’t surprising that people are upset about the country’s failure to leave the European Union.
4:44 p.m. Sept. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
What the Saudi Attacks Mean for Investors The initial spike in prices soon faded, but the supply disruption and what’s to come needs to be weighed with energy stocks.
10:49 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Where the 2020 presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, stand on affordable housing ‘California, perhaps the epicenter of unaffordable housing, is scheduled to have its primary earlier than in past election cycles’‘California, perhaps the epicenter of unaffordable housing, is scheduled to have its primary earlier than in past election cycles.’
9:38 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
FHFA says Fannie and Freddie must direct over one-third of multifamily loans towards affordable housing The Federal Housing Finance Agency expands multifamily lending caps for the two government-controlled organizations Over a third of the multifamily loans the two firms purchase must now be directed toward affordable housing.
7:11 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
5 major changes the Trump administration wants to make to housing finance Creating competitors to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and loosening mortgage regulations are among the proposed reformCreating competitors to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and loosening mortgage regulations are among the proposed reform.
6:20 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump administration to repeal Obama-era clean water protection rule Farmers say the rule has harmed economic development and violates property rights — environmentalists say the move would leave millions of Americans with less safe drinking water and damage wetlands that prevent floodingFarmers say the rule has harmed economic development and violates property rights — environmentalists say the move would leave millions of Americans with less safe drinking water and damage wetlands that prevent flooding.
3:56 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Housing finance reform battle lines drawn in Senate hearing There’s bipartisan support for reforming Fannie and Freddie — but not as much agreement on how to approach affordable housingThere’s bipartisan support for reforming Fannie and Freddie — but not as much agreement on how to approach affordable housing.
10:27 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - Associated Press
U.N. atomic watchdog confirms Iran is breaching nuclear deal again It’s the latest violation of the 2015 agreement as Iran tries to pressure Europe to maintain oil shipments and ease the toll of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economyIt’s the latest violation of the 2015 agreement as Iran tries to pressure Europe to maintain oil shipments and ease the toll of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian economy.
7:29 a.m. Sept. 9, 2019 - By Robert T. Walker
The worst fires in the Amazon are still to come Number of active fires in the Amazon this year has topped 90,000The number of active fires in the Amazon this year has topped 90,000.
4:16 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - Associated Press
Hong Kong leader says concession to protesters was her call, not Beijing’s Carrie Lam says extradition bill will be withdrawn without a voteHong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government’s own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing’s directive.
10:15 a.m. Sept. 4, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Where the 2020 Democrats stand on climate change From no drilling to carbon pricing and going bigger than Paris, here’s what Warren, Buttigieg, Harris and others are proposing ahead of first-ever ‘climate crisis’ forumThe roughly 20 Democratic hopefuls for the 2020 presidential race align on rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, protecting federal lands and supporting renewable energy, but their paths to get there differ.
7:01 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Brazil rejects G-7’s $40 million to fight Amazon fire, likening gesture to colonialismThe Brazilian government has said it will reject an offer of aid from the world’s wealthiest countries to help tackle fires in the Amazon rainforest.
2:16 p.m. Aug. 25, 2019 - Associated Press
G-7 leaders promise aid to help fight Amazon fires, then reforestation Bolsonaro to send 44,000 soldiers to help fight fires across BrazilLeaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.
12:27 p.m. Aug. 22, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump backs off effort to slash foreign-aid spending Bid to cut $4 billion had broad bipartisan oppositionFacing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved.
9:30 a.m. Aug. 21, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
The reportedly record number of Amazon rainforest fires can be seen from space #AmazonRainforest trends with cries for global alarm on level of Notre-Dame fireThe vital Amazon rainforest has suffered a record number of fires this year, according to new data and satellite imagery from Brazil’s space research agency.
10:52 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Dieter Holger
British Airways urges U.K. government to support green jet fuel Aviation emissions have doubled in the last 20 years and are responsible for an estimated 4.9% of man-made global warmingInternational Consolidated Airlines Group SA has called on the U.K. government to accelerate the development of green jet fuels as airlines aim to meet industry emission targets.
7:51 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Anne O. Krueger
Trump’s war on facts guts federal research agencies The business of America cannot prosper without data provided by government agenciesPresident Donald Trump’s administration, suspicious of experts and evidence, is hollowing out the Census Bureau and two research agencies in the USDA.
10:59 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
New Cigarette Regulations Won’t Burn Big Tobacco, Analyst Says The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed to ramp up warnings on cigarette packaging.  
10:04 a.m. Aug. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil futures settle at a nearly 2-week high on progress in trade talks with China Oil finding added support from expectations Saudi Arabia has an incentive to underpin oil pricesOil futures rally on Tuesday, sending U.S. prices up by 4% to their highest finish in almost two weeks, giving up earlier losses following news that the U.S. will delay tariffs on certain Chinese products until December as the two nations look to continue discussions on trade.
2:24 a.m. Aug. 2, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control treaty dies; U.S. to test new weaponThe United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday.
6:33 p.m. July 31, 2019 - Associated Press
North Korea claims successful test of new rocket launch system U.S. military downplays threat that recent launches poseNorth Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there.
5:42 p.m. July 24, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. regains place in top 5 of world’s most innovative economies Switzerland holds top spot, China ranked 14thThe United States reclaimed its ranking in the top five countries in the world for economic innovation, while China climbed from 17th to 14th position in the new list of nearly 130 nations released Wednesday.
8:36 a.m. July 23, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. border facility that holds children will close after being open less than a month due to poor conditions Roughly 400 children were detained at the Carrizo Springs, Texas, facilityRoughly 400 children were detained at the Carrizo Springs, Texas, facility.
3:20 a.m. July 19, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
50 years after Apollo, does America have the right stuff to join the new space race? We must not let China, Russia and others dominate space militarilyFifty years after the Apollo landing on the Moon, Paul Brandus asks if Americans can come together to conquer space again.
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