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California Launches First Legal Retail Sales of Marijuana
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic day, lining up early for ribbon cuttings, freebies and offerings ...
US airport immigration computers go down temporarily, agency says
Immigration desk computers at various airports went down for about two hours on Monday, causing long lines for travelers entering the United States after year-end holidays, according to Customs and Border Protection and posts on social media. The ...
Not One Person Died In A Commercial Jet Crash Last Year
According to the Aviation Safety Network, no one died in 2017 due to an aviation accident aboard a commercial passenger jet. For trips made by cargo and commercial turboprop planes, there were 10 accidents in 2017 that resulted in 44 onboard fatalities ...
Euro zone factories ended 2017 with record high growth: PMI
LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone manufacturers ended 2017 by ramping up activity at the fastest pace in more than two decades, a survey showed on Tuesday, and rising demand suggests they will start the new year on a high. A worker pours liquid gold into a ...
Embattled LeEco Founder Defies Beijing Order to Return to China
Tech billionaire Jai Yueting, who once boasted that his company would rival Apple and Tesla on the world stage, remains in California, dispatching his wife and brother to deal with the firm's debt crisis. Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting, founder of ...
12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018
If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it's that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn't! Still, it's New Year's Day, so ...
Global markets mixed as 2018 trading opens
Asian markets were mostly higher while European shares declined at the opening Tuesday as 2018 trading began and investors looked ahead to whether the record-setting U.S. equity run will last. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX fell 0.7 ...
Flight 'travels back in time' due to takeoff delay, time zone quirks
A file photo of a Hawaiian Airlines flight departing. The airline managed to take passengers "back in time" after a flight leaving New Zealand on Monday arrived in Hawaii on Sunday due to the time difference. (Reuters). A flight managed to take ...
Bitcoin Starts New Year by Declining, First Time Since 2015
For the first time since 2015, the cryptocurrency began a new year by declining, extending its slide from a record $19,511 reached on Dec. 18. The virtual coin fell to $13,624.56 as of 5 p.m. in New York on Monday, down 4.8 percent from Friday ...
Minimum wage increases just went into effect for these 18 states
An estimated 4.5 million U.S. workers will benefit from a series of minimum wage increases that went into effect today, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. The wage increases were the result of either new legislation, successful ...