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Norwegian Vikings grew hemp

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Cannabis was cultivated 1,300 years ago at a farm in Southern Norway.
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Swing justice argues for Obamacare this time

Swing justice argues for Obamacare this time | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
It probably will be another close vote on Obamacare at the Supreme Court, but swing Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to be leaning in favor of keeping subsidies for the program
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The world's 9 wealthiest women

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There are more billionaires than ever, but only about one out of 10 are women -- and these are most monied women of all
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Ad Sellers Face Harsh New Reality: Evolve or Find Another Career

Ad Sellers Face Harsh New Reality: Evolve or Find Another Career | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
most legacy publishers are struggling to adjust to an evolving environment in which advertisers are no longer satisfied with just ad space in print or online.
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Comedy Night at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Comedy Night at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Featuring M.C. Ralphy Love, Frannie Sheridan, Brian Kirk, and Jamal Hattar. “Edgy, irreverent, mind-expanding!” Four comedians – each comes from a different tradition & culture, sharing the joy...
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Rodeo Warrior: Life as a Professional Bull Fighter – A 10 Guide Exclusive

Rodeo Warrior: Life as a Professional Bull Fighter – A 10 Guide Exclusive | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Feature by Jason Kintzler from the 10 Guide print edition - available now at preferred local businesses. (Lander, Wyo.) – It’s 10 AM Monday morning when his wheels crest the top of…
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Jihadi John's mother screamed 'that's my son' when she saw first beheading video - but did not report him - Telegraph

Jihadi John's mother screamed 'that's my son' when she saw first beheading video - but did not report him - Telegraph | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Ghania Emwazi realised that the the knife-wielding executioner who appeared in video showing murder of US journalist James Foley was her son Mohammed
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Google+ officially splits into Photos and Streams

Google is splitting Google+ apart, breaking the social network's photo element away from what it's now calling "Streams." Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of product, announced that he had...
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Why do so many middle-aged men feel so lost? - Telegraph

Why do so many middle-aged men feel so lost? - Telegraph | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Caught between baby-boomers and Generation Y, today’s middle-aged men increasingly see themselves as lost souls. Lucy Cavendish lends an ear
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Gunman walks in on real estate showing, kills man

Gunman walks in on real estate showing, kills man | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
A gunman walked into a home that was for sale Thursday and opened fire while a married couple visited the property with their real estate agent, killing the husband, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
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Why Disney is a bargain — even at $105 a day

Why Disney is a bargain — even at $105 a day | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Some people are complaining about Disney’s recent price hike. But Charles Passy says a Disney vacation is still one of the best bargains in travel.
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Frederick’s of Hollywood Shutting a Third of Stores

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Frederick’s of Hollywood has hired liquidators to help shutter at least a third of its 93 stores as the troubled lingerie retailer works to turn itself around.
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Google to Hand Out 'Infinity Million' Dollars to Hackers Who Break Into Google Chrome

Google to Hand Out 'Infinity Million' Dollars to Hackers Who Break Into Google Chrome | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The search giant retires its annual hackathon, replaces it with an around-the-clock program that allows hackers to submit (and get paid for) finding bugs anytime, from anywhere.
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Google now lets you upload 50,000 songs to the cloud for free

Google's taking a big step out in front of its music streaming competitors today. The company has just announced that effective immediately, you'll be able to upload up to 50,000 songs from your...
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‘FREAK’ flaw undermines security for Apple and Google users, researchers discover

‘FREAK’ flaw undermines security for Apple and Google users, researchers discover | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Companies and U.S. agencies scramble to fix a newly discovered security hole. Hundreds of thousands of sites such as Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov are vulnerable.
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Billionaire's divorcing wife wants at least $1M per month

Billionaire's divorcing wife wants at least $1M per month | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Anne Dias Griffin isn’t going to let her estranged hedge fund mogul hubby, Ken Griffin, bully her into accepting less than the $1 million a month she wants. In what is one of the financial industry...
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Dozens of tech, education & nonprofit execs urge passage of Washington computer science bill - GeekWire

Dozens of tech, education & nonprofit execs urge passage of Washington computer science bill - GeekWire | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
In a strongly worded appeal, more than four dozen business and education leaders -- including those from Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks -- are urging Was
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Looks Like Uber Got Hacked

Looks Like Uber Got Hacked | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
No one is safe, not even multibillion dollar ride-hailing companies. According to the latest Uber update, as many as 50,000 of its drivers may be affected in a security breach that occurred last May.
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Costco names Citi, Visa as new credit card partners after AmEx deal ends

Costco names Citi, Visa as new credit card partners after AmEx deal ends | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Citigroup Inc. will become the exclusive issuer of Costco's credit cards and Visa Inc. will replace American Express as the credit-card network for Costco’s stores starting in 2016, the retailer announced Monday.
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Argentina president criticises Alberto Nisman and Israel over 1994 bombing

Argentina president criticises Alberto Nisman and Israel over 1994 bombing | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner says lawyer found dead in January, who had accused her of a cover-up, had in fact complimented her
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GlaxoSmithKline Fined $488.8M for 'Massive Bribery Network'

GlaxoSmithKline Fined $488.8M for 'Massive Bribery Network' | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
China has fined the British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) for a "massive bribery network" to get doctors and hospitals to use its products.
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BREAKING NEWS: Mr Spock - Leonard Nimoy Dies At Age 83 - Internet Codex

BREAKING NEWS: Mr Spock - Leonard Nimoy Dies At Age 83 - Internet Codex | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Hospitalized earlier in the week Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr. Spock, the Vulcan first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles at 83 years old. Last year Mr. Nimoy stated that he had end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which he attributed to years of smoking. He was 83 year old and will surely be missed by millions of fans. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death.
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Judge sides with Donald and Ivanka Trump in name litigation

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A bankruptcy court judge sided with Donald and Ivanka Trump on Friday, ruling that they can move forward with a lawsuit seeking to strip the Trump name from Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino.

Judge Kevin Gross lifted a stay that had prevented the Trumps from proceeding with their lawsuit in state court.

The Trumps say Trump Entertainment Resorts, with which Donald Trump is no longer affiliated, allowed its two Atlantic City casinos to fall into disrepair. That, the Trumps say, damages their personal brand.

The company has stripped the Trump name from most of Trump Plaza, which closed on Sept. 16, but is fighting to be able to use it at the Taj Mahal, its lone remaining casino.


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2015/02/20/4000705/judge-sides-with-donald-and-ivanka.html#storylink=cpy
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The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu

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In The Wall Street Journal, Alan M. Dershowitz writes that Congress has every right, and even an obligation, to hear the Israeli leader speak about the Iranian threat.
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Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics

Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

U.S. Pet Industry Spending Figures & Future Outlook

The following spending statistics are gathered by APPA from various market reseach sources and are notincluded in the organization's bi-annual National Pet Owners Survey.    


Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures

Year                 Billion

2014                 $58.51 Estimated
2013                 $55.72 Actual

2012                 $53.33 

2011                 $50.96 

2010                 $48.35 
2009                 $45.53

2008                 $43.2

2007                 $41.2
2006                 $38.5 
2005                 $36.3
2004                 $34.4
2003                 $32.4
2002                 $29.6
2001                 $28.5
1998                 $23
1996                 $21
1994                 $17 

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