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Estimated $10 Billion Marijuana Sales in 2015 Far Too Low

When new business segments start to reach $1 billion in annual sales, they often get noticed by new business and venture seekers. But when new business segments reach $10 billion ...
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Strong Marijuana Harvest Will Drive Down Prices

For the week ended Friday, May 22, the spot price for a pound of cannabis was $1,825 unchanged from the prior week. The futures price for November 2015 was also ...
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Will Banks Buy Up All of the High Quality Municipal Bonds Under Fed Proposal?

As regulators propose and ultimately make new rules around asset classes, they can create huge supply and demand imbalances. They can create bubbles or they can make liquidity dry up. ...
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Is Yingli Solar About to Implode?

In its annual Form 20-F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last Friday, Chinese solar PV maker Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) said, “There ...
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Marijuana Prices Move Toward $2,000 a Pound

On May 15, the spot price for a pound of cannabis was $1,825, according to the weekly report from Cannabis Benchmarks. That is down from a peak of more than ...
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Few Banks, Credit Cards Want Marijuana Industry Business

Even though marijuana sales are legal to one degree or another in two dozen states, the business remains primarily a cash-based one in which a buyer has to visit a ...
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The Great US Postal Service Earnings Conundrum of Endless Losses

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has turned in a quarterly loss of about $1.5 billion for its second quarter. This was despite operating revenue rising 1.3%, or by $223 million, ...
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Why DirecTV Earnings Report Is All About the AT&T Merger

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The satellite TV provider posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.44 on revenues of $8.14 billion. ...
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What Does a Boeing 787-10 Cost?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) took the first order for its 787-10 in 2010, when United Airlines signed up for 17 of the largest version of the company’s Dreamliner aircraft. The ...
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UBS Has 3 Financial Services Stocks to Buy If New IRA Rules Pass

If there is one industry has had its fair share of rules and regulations since the Great Recession and subsequent market debacle of 2008, it is the financial services industry. ...
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Oil Well Completion Backlog Could Weigh on Crude Prices for Years

Crude oil prices rose nearly 3% on Thursday as traders bid barrels higher following more reports of lower U.S. rig counts and more airstrikes against Yemeni rebels. West Texas Intermediate ...
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Time Warner Cable Investors May Not Have Much Risk in Comcast Deal

Merger investors and media investors alike have had a lot to fear and to bet on around the pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) by Comcast Corp. ...
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Did One Overseas Futures Trader Overly Contribute to the 2010 Flash Crash?

Forget the book Flash Boys for a moment. This will go above and beyond that, if it turns out that the Department of Justice is correct. Again, IF... The May ...
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BMW Recall to Fix Air Bags on 92,000 Mini Coopers

BMW of North America on May 1 will begin notifying owners of approximately 91,800 Mini Coopers to bring their cars in to get the passenger seat occupant detection sensor replaced. ...
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Lessons of Force Majeure for 2014, 2015 and Beyond

Corporate law becomes very complicated during periods of unrest. In a world where several nations are dealing with civil unrest, war, military incursions and terrorist actions, 24/7 Wall St. wanted ...
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