Culture

Jun14, 2018

London Breed Elected Mayor of San Francisco

On Wednesday, London Breed (D) made history by becoming the first African-American woman elected mayor of San Francisco. Her running mate Mark Leno (D) conceded while votes were rolling in. Breed is scheduled to serve until 2020, completely Mayor Ed…
Sep25, 2017

China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the…
Sep21, 2017

Crocs, Inc. is making a resurgence

After a series of struggles, most recently an abysmal fourth quarter of 2016, Crocs, Inc. and its iconic foam clog are making a comeback, the Washington Post reports. The company posted a 28.4 percent year-over-year increase in net profit over…
Aug23, 2017

Village Voice to discontinue print publication, go digital

The Village Voice, the liberal, independent newspaper that has been a fixture in New York culture since the mid-20th century, announced Tuesday that it would discontinue its print publication, The New York Times reports. The paper will operate entirely online…
Aug22, 2017

Monday’s total solar eclipse cost US employers almost $700 million

On Monday, many Americans saw a total solar eclipse for the first time in their lives. The last time United States denizens had a clear line of sight for a total solar eclipse was in 1979, according to a report…
Aug07, 2017

Cannabis Company Purchases an Entire Town in Eastern CA

According to an Associated Press report published by Business Insider, cannabis company American Green, Inc. announced Thursday that it is in the process of purchasing the entire town of Nipton, CA, which spans 80 acres and is home to less…
Aug02, 2017

Brewbudz’s Weed-Infused Coffee Debuts in Nevada

Nevada residents now have an extra choice to make as they brew their morning joe: cream, sugar, or…marijuana? According to Claire Shaffer of Newsweek, The Silver State has become the first locale to sell Brewbudz's cannabis-infused, Keurig-ready “coffee pods,” which…
Jul22, 2017

Harley-Davidson Stock Drops On Disappointing Quarter Two Reports

As of 11:17 Eastern Wednesday morning, Harley Davidson, Inc. stock has fallen just under 8%, from $51.96 to $47.82 per share, since the company released its quarter two earnings reports Tuesday morning. The motorcycle behemoth’s stock has not dipped this…
Jul19, 2017

Nevada’s Marijuana Shortage Might End Soon

The marijuana shortage which befell Nevada’s dispensaries after they sold over $3 million worth of marijuana in the first weekend of sales will be eased by a measure passed by the state’s tax commission Thursday to increase the number of…
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