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Marijuana Weekly News Roundup

The big news story this week comes from Oregon, which became the third state to allow legal recreational marijuana sales. Here is a rundown on that and other stories related ...
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135 Billion Music Streams in First Half of 2015 — Without Apple Music

Music demand is higher than ever. In the first six months of 2015, U.S. music fans streamed 135 billion songs and music videos, nearly double the total streamed in the ...
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Can the ‘Terminator’ Knock ‘Jurassic World’ Down a Notch?

There are two new movies in wide release for this holiday weekend, and one is expected to replace “Jurassic World” as the weekend’s top grossing film. “Terminator: Genisys” from Paramount ...
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Can New Chicago Taxes on Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges?

In a tax ruling issued in early June, the city of Chicago expanded its amusement tax to include amusements such as TV shows, movies, videos, music and online games, if ...
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Marijuana Price Rises 1% to $1,717

For the week ended Friday, June 26, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis rose 1% to $1,717, compared with the prior week. The futures price for December ...
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Apple Answers a Wake-Up Call From Taylor Swift

There are a lot of interesting issues surrounding the kerfuffle between pop music star Taylor Swift and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), not the least of which is how quickly the ...
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Marijuana Price Unchanged Last Week

For the week ended Friday, June 19, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis remained essentially flat at $1,700, down about 1% from $1,718 a pound in the ...
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A Third of Pay-TV Subscribers May Cut the Cord

It is no surprise that most Americans do not like their pay-TV service, whether it is delivered by cable or satellite. According to the latest report from the American Customer ...
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Does Nike Get Its Money’s Worth From Tiger Woods?

The assumption that Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) must have made when it extended its contract with Tiger Woods two years ago was that the great golfer would remain a great ...
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What Will Derek Jeter Do With $9.5 Million?

According to several press reports, Derek Jeter's The Players' Tribune raised $9.5 million, on the way to what he hopes will be a total of $15 million. The problem he ...
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Can Alibaba Thwart Netflix on Growth Ambitions?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) announced that it will enter the world of online streaming in China. While this is a deal for China, this could impede the plans ...
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Colorado Ranch Is Nation’s First Marijuana-Friendly Resort

A 170-acre ranch near Durango, Colo., bills itself as “A Bud+Breakfast™ Mountain Resort,” the first marijuana-friendly resort in the United States. CannaCamp features cannabis-infused massage therapy, cooking classes and, of ...
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‘Jurassic World’ Could Top ‘Avatar’ as Biggest Film Ever

"Jurassic World," the fourth in a series of movies that are together among the most popular of all time, posted a domestic box office number of $204 million for the weekend, second ...
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8.4 Million US Households Subscribe to Broadband Video, Shun Pay TV

About 7% of all U.S. households subscribe to broadband service and at least one streaming video service (called over-the-top, or OTT, in the industry), but do not subscribe to pay ...
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‘Jurassic World’ Primed for $125 Million Opening Weekend

In what is expected to be the third-highest opening weekend box office this year, “Jurassic World” is set to debut on 4,273 U.S. screens this weekend and ring up ticket ...
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