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First-generation solar electric car to be built in Sweden in 2020

Munich - The first-generation Sion, an solar electric vehicle (SEV) developed by the German mobility provider Sono Motors will be manufactured in Sweden, the company announced on Wednesday.

Russian court moves US investor Calvey to house arrest

Moscow - A Moscow court on Thursday ruled to move Michael Calvey, a prominent American investor who has been behind bars since mid-February on controversial fraud charges, from pre-trial jail to house arrest.

Delays at U.S. — Mexico border costly to automobile industry

Long delays at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing for goods destined for American plants and consumers are hitting the U.S. auto industry and costing Mexican exporters US$800 million per day.

German big business dives into politics with pro-EU message

Munich - It's not often German big business openly dabbles in politics, but many companies are urging their employees to reject eurosceptics and right-wing populists in May 26 European Parliament elections.

Preview: 28th annual Hermes Expo on the East Coast

In April of 2019, the Hermes Expo International will be celebrating its 28th anniversary on the East Coast. It will take place in three cities on three different dates.

Beretta pistol stolen at Brazil defense industry expo

Rio De Janeiro - A Beretta pistol was stolen from a display at a major defense industry exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shortly before Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao and various senior politicians arrived at the venue.

Shell pulls out of US refining lobby over climate disagreement

Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday became the first major oil and gas company to announce plans to leave a leading U.S. refining lobby due to disagreement on climate policies.

Russia joins probe of crash that killed top airline co-owner

Moscow - Tributes poured in Monday for Natalia Fileva, co-owner of Russia's second largest airline S7 who died in a jet crash in Germany, where aviation specialists from Moscow were headed to assist the probe.

CVS and Walgreens jump into CBD oil sales in U.S.

Walgreens and CVS have announced they will bring non-THC cannabis-derived products to shelves nationwide this year. By putting cannabidiol products on their shelves, the retailers are making CBD more accessible and legitimizing it for a wider market.

Vale says $4 bn in assets frozen over Brazil dam disaster

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities have frozen more than $4 billion dollars' worth of assets belonging to Vale over a deadly dam collapse, the mining giant said Wednesday, as it reported a 24.6 percent increase in full-year net profit.

Shell goes green as it moves into UK retail power market

London - Royal Dutch Shell took a step forward in its aim to become the world’s biggest power company with an aggressive move into the UK retail market by offering one of the cheapest tariffs available.

New eBook: Digital Journal celebrates 20 years of real news

Digital Journal is celebrating 20 years of real news! Now you can take a peek at the introduction to our incredible retrospective.

Canopy Growth extends American hemp reach with acquisition

Ontario-based Canopy Growth announced on Thursday, March 21 it has acquired AgriNextUSA, a hemp enterprise led by CEO Geoff Whaling. Mr. Whaling will join Canopy Growth USA as a strategic adviser.

Microsoft sees Pacific Northwest as quantum computing HQ

Microsoft announced Monday that it's teamed up with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington to create the Northwest Quantum Nexus, to promote quantum computing.

Canada's oil sands still struggling and investors are worried

March has brought a string of setbacks for Canada's struggling tar sands oil industry, including the further delay of two proposed pipelines, a poor forecast for growth and signs that investors may be growing wary.

Tilray earnings - Time to prove it can actually sell some pot

Two of the three biggest Canadian marijuana producers by market cap have already reported their financial results from the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth both delivered impressive revenue growth. But what about Tilray?

French govt admits security 'flaws' in violent Paris riots

Paris - The French government admitted Sunday its security measures had been "insufficient" to stem an arson and looting rampage by black-clad anarchists during a "yellow vest" protest along the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Traders say 80 businesses hit in 'yellow vest' rampage

Paris - Some 80 shops and businesses on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris were vandalised this weekend when "yellow vest" protesters went on the rampage, with about 20 looted or torched, retailers said on Sunday.

Three speakers you can’t miss at Big Data Toronto 2019

The 4th annual Big Data Toronto will bring 150 experts in front of thousands of attendees eager to navigate the world of big data.

Malaysia plants hope for palm oil's future in dwarf trees

Wilayah Persekutuan - Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit the environmental damage caused by the controversial industry.

Purdue Pharma considers bankruptcy over OxyContin lawsuits

Purdue Pharma and a number of other drug manufacturers are facing thousands of lawsuits related to allegations that they contributed to the opioid crisis through bad marketing practices. Purdue is considering bankruptcy.

SXSW 2019's Cannabusiness track opens on Thursday

Austin - South by Southwest (SXSW) has been going on annually since 1987, and at the same time, has grown to become an interactive 10-day event featuring everything from music to conferences and film. This year, for the first time, cannabis is a major theme.

Barrick Gold and Newmont decide to merge Nevada mines together

Elko - Barrick Gold withdrew its $18 billion bid for its biggest rival Newmont Mining, ending a hostile and bitter takeover effort that sought to unite the world’s two biggest gold producers.

Landlords may throw wrench into Tesla's planned store closings

Elon Musk's cost-savings plan to save money by closing most of its retail stores may have back-fired on him. Besides blindsiding many employees - Landlords are asking how Tesla plans to get out of its lease contracts.

Target raises minimum wage as latest barrage in talent war

Target will raise its starting wage to $15 an hour in the near future. During Target's 2018 earnings call, CEO Brian Cornell announced that the starting wage would get a boost by 2020.

Cronos Group sells entire stake in medical marijuana company

Whistler - Cronos Group announced on Monday that it has sold all of its common shares in the capital of Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation to Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Enbridge's Line 3 delay a major blow to Canadian oil industry

Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement is being pushed back a year, the company announced Friday. The project, which was initially expect to be in service before the end of 2019 now won't be ready until the second half of 2020.

CDs and vinyl outperform digital downloads in the music business

Music listeners do not need to mourn the decline of CDs and vinyl albums. In 2018, CDs and vinyl made more money for the record labels in America than the digital downloads.

Tesla launches cheaper Model 3 - Wall Street not impressed

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made some splashy announcements Thursday, but Wall Street analysts were unimpressed after Musk announced a cheaper Model 3.

Yield Growth registers CBD oil lip glosses with Health Canada

Vancouver - Yield Growth Corp. has announced that its subsidiary Urban Juve has registered for sale with Health Canada three lip glosses containing cannabis sativa hemp seed oil extracted using Urban Juve’s proprietary patent-pending technology.
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