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Security cameras and barbed wire suggested this was the right place -- the old warehouse on a dead-end street not far from the White House that hosts one of the handful of legal marijuana farms in the US capital.

SqueezeCMM adds B2B native advertising lead-gen tracking module Commissioned

SqueezeCMM announced today a new module that will allow B2B marketers to track lead-generation and conversion from native ads.

Puerto Rico to default on $422 mn debt payment: Governor

Puerto Rico's financial crisis deepened Sunday as Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the US commonwealth would default on $422 million in debt.

AstraZeneca to sequence 2 million genomes

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is to embark on an ambitious project that will see the drugs giant sequence 2 million genomes in the quest for new candidate drug products.

China manufacturing index expands at slower pace

China's economic recovery stabilised in April, an official factory activity gauge showed Sunday, as the property market recovered and credit grew.

Britain's Hammond, Cuba's Castro agree on debt restructuring

Visiting British Foreign Secretary Anthony Hammond reached an agreement on restructuring Cuban debt payments in a meeting with President Raul Castro, officials in Havana said.

'American Idol' company files for bankruptcy protection

Core Media Group, the company behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York.

KFC India is testing eco-friendly serving bowls that you can eat

Kentucky Fried Chicken in India are testing out serving bowls that are eco-friendly. Patrons who receive the bowls are able to eat them.

Halal: is it meat you're looking for? says China businessman

The wine-swilling co-founder of Sai Wai Xiang Halal Foodstuff Co enjoys his pork and does not follow Islam, but still sells more than $50 million-worth of food to Muslims across Asia and the Middle East.

Benicia's historic Washington House damaged by three-alarm fire

Benicia's historic Washington House was heavily damaged Sunday afternoon by a three-alarm fire that tore through the two-story structure that housed many small businesses.

Six French theatres occupied as pay protest spreads

Entertainment workers were occupying six theatres across France Wednesday as protests grew against a bid to cut their pay.

Brexit would lead to loss of income for Britons: OECD

The OECD on Wednesday became the latest international organisation to urge Britain to stay in the European Union, warning Britons would be worse off if they voted to leave in the June referendum.

Mitsubishi Motors fuel-cheating scandal widens on fresh admission

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors said Tuesday it has been using dodgy fuel-efficiency testing for 25 years and admitted it has no idea of the scale of the cheating that has plunged it into crisis.

Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

A Cambodian tour operator said Tuesday it would reduce work hours for elephants during high temperatures following the collapse and death of an animal which had been ferrying tourists in 40C heat.

Trade deal foes plan major German rally on eve of Obama visit

Opponents of a proposed transatlantic trade deal hope to draw tens of thousands onto German streets Saturday, on the eve of a visit by US President Barack Obama.

Spring in California Wine Country is VJB Cellars and Vineyard Special

Spring in Paris? What about California wine country? For those who know wine country, spring time is a special occasion to visit.

Mixed news for Novartis

Pharmaceutical company Novartis experienced mixed results during the first quarter of 2016. Sales showed a decline, however the company is preparing to launch a significant new anti-seizure medication.

More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

Major names in the auto industry found themselves caught in headlights of a global engine-rigging scandal on Friday as Volkswagen booked one of the biggest losses in its history over the scam.As VW announced it was setting aside 16.

German automakers to recall 630,000 cars after emissions probe

Around 630,000 Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen cars are to be recalled in Europe owing to irregularities in their emission of pollutants, a German government source told AFP on Friday.

Plastic banknotes being implemented in U.K.

After centuries of paper-based bank notes, the U.K. will gradually introduce plastic notes. This begins in September 2016 with the £5 note. The notes are designed to be cleaner and stronger.

Andrew Jackson out, Harriet Tubman in on new U.S. $20 bill

A Treasury official says Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Japan's baby crisis may be raising U.S. house prices

The ways in which money flows around the world can be strange and fascinating. For instance, the lack of new infants being born in Japan, its "baby crisis," may be driving up real-estate prices in the US.

Hermes Expo celebrates 25-year anniversary in Pennsylvania Special

The Hermes Expo International has celebrated its 25-year anniversary on April 5, at the Concordville Inn in Pennsylvania.

Back from financial 'darkness', Argentina borrows $16.5 bn

Argentina borrowed $16.5 billion on Tuesday in its triumphant return to international credit markets 15 years after a disastrous default, the government said.

Panama president vows tax cooperation with OECD: Kyodo

Visiting Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela told a Japanese news agency on Monday that his country would cooperate with an OECD initiative to share tax information in the wake of the "Panama Papers" scandal.

Op-Ed: Vintage shop in Sonoma aims to happier times Special

Tiddlywinks, that very simple little game is one of the sources of inspiration for Sonoma's Tiddle E Winks Vintage Five and Dime.

Kuwait oil workers' strike sees output plunge

Thousands of Kuwait's oil workers began an open-ended strike on Sunday to protest plans to cut their wages, action which saw the emirate's crude production plunge.A spokesman for the Kuwait Oil Co.

G20 embraces crackdown on tax havens, warns over 'Brexit'

The world's leading economies took a step toward denying tax evaders and money launderers around the world the ability to hide behind anonymous shell companies.

Toronto Tech Summit offers real insights into improving business Special

At the Toronto Tech Summit speakers explained how to streamline your product design efforts, how to build user testing programs that get customers involved in the product creation process and strategies to close the gender gap in the tech industry.

Top European countries call to end shell company secrecy

Europe's five leading economies called for a crackdown on tax havens, urging the G20 powers to end the secrecy of shell companies that enables tax evasion and money laundering.

International Monetary Fund lowers Canadian GDP forecast

Although the Canadian economy had a fast start this year the International Monetary Fund(IMF) has reduced its growth forecast. The IMF cited continuing damage to the energy sector and lower expected growth globally as reasons for the reduced prospects.

France's richest man hits back at feelgood cinema hit

France's richest man, LVMH boss Bernard Arnault, broke his silence Thursday on a hit documentary in which the little guys take him on -- and end up laughing all the way to the bank.

Putin admits Panama Papers 'accurate,' blames U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday acknowledged the accuracy of the Panama Papers revelations, but claimed funds had been spent on musical instruments as he blamed the leak on the United States.

Russian economy in 'grey' zone but reasons for optimism: Putin

President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that while Russia's crisis-hit economy remained crippled by problems there are reasons for optimism as he held his annual phone-in with the nation.

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong's murky financial underbelly

Jasmine Li was still a student when she opened her first offshore bank account through Mossack Fonseca Hong Kong, but the shady world she entered that day had been part of the city's underbelly for decades.

Dark economic cloud over IMF-World Bank meeting

Worries that the global economy is nearing a stall made worse by the specter of '"Brexit" cloud the air as the world's finance chiefs gather in Washington beginning Thursday for the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings.

Peabody Energy seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

With continuing cross-currents of environmental, economic and technological changes wrecking havoc on the industry, the nation's largest coal company, Peabody Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.

U.S. rejects 'living will' plans of most large US banks

US regulators rejected Wednesday the bankruptcy contingency plans of five giant US banks that aim to avoid taxpayer bailouts if they fail.

Peru prisoners launch fashion label behind bars

Santos Arce Ramos is doing 18 years for aggravated robbery, but today he is carefully cutting organic cotton cloth in a workshop at San Pedro, a notorious prison in Peru's capital Lima.

Britain urges China to cut steel production

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Saturday urged China to reduce its steel production levels as the UK grapples with an industry crisis that could see thousands of jobs lost.
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