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Marijuana legalization bid in California gains powerful backers

...marijuana use in California next year reached the starting gate with the filing of a ballot initiative backed by technology investor Sean Parker.Four people who worked on the initiative submitted Monday, independently told The Associated Press that it was...
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A conversation with John Straley

...some high-profile cases. The most notorious may be the "Investor" murders in Craig in the 1980s, Alaska's worst unsolved...Eight people were murdered on board the seine boat the Investor.) Or it could be his work as a criminal defense investigator...
Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over the 1990s.He and actress Denise Richards were married from 2002 to 2006 and have two daughters. Sheen and real estate investor Brooke Mueller wed in 2008 and divorced in 2011; they have two sons."Brooke can confirm that she and the boys are not HIV...
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Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory

...comment on Yueting."We're in stealth mode where we're not revealing ownership," she said. "There's a significant investor who wants the company to stand on its own merit before being associated" with it."Navigant projects that the luxury plug-in...
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SeaWorld says it will end orca shows in San Diego by 2017

...executive said Monday.CEO Joel Manby told investors the park - where the iconic "Shamu...whales while training them.Manby told investors Monday that California customers want...zoos and aquariums. He indicated to investors that the company might shelve the San...
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Search, rescue medic a leader in pot legalization

...regulations that are safe for children but also friendly to the industry.Emmett said he wants the state to allow outside investors to own up to a 25-percent stake in an Alaska pot business. He is also pushing for the state to condone marijuana consumption...
Ohio vote leaves pot's future in question

...give exclusive growing rights to private investors.There's also early talk of legislative...on Wednesday was to a ResponsibleOhio investor, and he expects now that ResponsibleOhio...confirmed their dislike that a small group of investors would have exclusive rights to grow pot...
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Corporation to hear pitches addressing climate change

...House call for greater private sector engagement in addressing climate change and includes a consortium of other long-range investors.The White House, in a fact sheet, said an intermediary would identify and screen companies and projects for potential...
A China-Taiwan handshake, 66 years in the making

...after China opened its economy, Chinese factories became the place to go for cheap consumer goods. Eventually, Taiwanese investors poured billions of dollars into the mainland.By then, Taiwan had become an international stepchild, a not-quite country...
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My turn: Pipeline pitfalls plentiful as state takes on larger role

...nearly $60 million.? Gov. Wally Hickel used private money to fund Yukon Pacific, but the line was not built and its investors lost money.? The state made $500 million available to TransCanada to build the line under Gov. Sarah Palin's Alaska...


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