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AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

SEATTLE — Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts.
Without O'Reilly, Fox News faces its toughest test

Without O'Reilly, Fox News faces its toughest test

NEW YORK — Fox News Channel has thrived despite losing founding leader Roger Ailes and next generation star Megyn Kelly within the past nine months. Wednesday's firing of defining personality Bill O'Reilly will be its toughest test yet.
Halal food market surging in Canada

Halal food market surging in Canada

TORONTO — A growing Muslim community in Canada has led to swelling sales of halal food, which has some grocers, manufacturers and eateries seeking ways to profit from the boom. "It's a huge business. It's an $80-billion business around the world.
Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

SEATTLE — A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.

TransAlta commits to phase out coal power years ahead of government deadline

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. CEO Dawn Farrell says the company has committed to phase out its coal-fired power plants years ahead of Alberta government deadlines.
Canadian company working on topical cream containing medical marijuana

Canadian company working on topical cream containing medical marijuana

TORONTO — Canadian medical marijuana patients could soon find themselves ditching the pipe, bong or vaporizer for a topical cream or an oral spray that contains the active ingredients of cannabis, according to the CEO of biotechnology company Delivra
Charge me up: Rural electric drivers face 'range anxiety'

Charge me up: Rural electric drivers face 'range anxiety'

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y.

Before you invest in a startup, here's what you need to know

It has become easier for regular folks to buy stock in startups, but doing so is risky. In case you are tempted, here's what you need to know. — Invest only what you can afford to lose.
Law change could boost little-used state crowdfunding laws

Law change could boost little-used state crowdfunding laws

MADISON, Wis. — A former Green Bay Packers player whose consulting business has connected 400 high school athletes with college teams got a lesson in federal securities law when he sought to raise money for a new smartphone app.
$13 a pack? NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US

$13 a pack? NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for the nation's biggest city to also be the country's priciest spot to buy a pack of smokes. De Blasio is backing an effort to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes from $10.