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  • RENO, Nev.— Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a lawsuit filed by alcohol wholesalers who want a piece of the pot distribution business. The retail licensees could include as many as 25 medical dispensaries in...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— The Latest on the legal battle over the licensing of marijuana businesses necessary for existing medical dispensaries to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1:. Nevada's marijuana regulators remain determined to launch the state's first sales of recreational pot at existing medical dispensaries on July 1. Carson City District...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada may not begin next month after all. A judge added to the uncertainty Tuesday when he extended a temporary order barring the state from issuing pot distribution licenses to existing medical marijuana dispensaries so they can begin recreational sales July 1. He said the members of the Independent...

  • A Nevada judge has put off for at least another day a decision on whether to clear the way for medical marijuana dispensaries to begin selling pot for recreational use July 1. Carson City District Judge James Wilson said he expected to decide after a daylong hearing Monday whether to lift a temporary order prohibiting the state from issuing distribution...

  • At a closed-door meeting last month, Arizona State University ecologist Leah Gerber presented a plan to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials that would use a mathematical formula to direct government money away from endangered and threatened species she calls "over-funded failures" and toward plants and animals that can more easily be saved.

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada's marijuana regulators are working furiously to launch recreational sales on July 1, a fast-approaching deadline that could hinge on a judge expected to decide Tuesday whether the liquor industry should be guaranteed a piece of the pot pie before tourists and residents can light up. Lawyers for the liquor industry and the Nevada...

  • RENO, Nev.— Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. But Nevada's quick timeline faces a major hurdle: A legal battle between the state and the powerful liquor lobby over who can distribute the drug to retailers. Oregon and Colorado each raised about $3.5 million in tax...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered by lawmakers Thursday as the state prepares for next year's start of legal marijuana sales. Jerry Brown's administration are working to merge California's new voter-approved...

  • LISBON, May 9- A decade ago, shares in the world's largest cork producer, Corticeira Amorim, didn't look like a great bet. The cork industry has since staged a comeback: Lisbon- listed Amorim's share price has soared almost six-fold and cork exports from Portugal, the world's dominant producer, have just regained their peaks of 15 years ago. Where we are today is a...

  • BORDEAUX, France, May 6- Bordeaux vineyards in southwest France could lose about half of their harvest this year after two nights of frost damaged the crop at the end of April, a wine industry official said on Saturday. Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac, and Lot-et-Garonne regions had also been affected, Bernard Farges, head of the Syndicat des vins Bordeaux et...

  • BORDEAUX, France, May 6- Bordeaux vineyards in southwest France could lose about half of their harvest this year after two nights of frost damaged the crop at the end of April, a wine industry official said on Saturday. Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac, and Lot-et-Garonne regions had also been affected, Bernard Farges, head of the Syndicat des vins Bordeaux et...

  • NEW YORK, May 3- Not all of the world's most notable winemakers are to the manor born, and they are not all from France or Italy. Some took a more circuitous route to the vineyard and now toil anywhere from Napa Valley to New Zealand. Co-founder of Kim Crawford Wines and Loveblock Wines in New Zealand.

  • NEW YORK, May 3- Not all of the world's most notable winemakers are to the manor born, and they are not all from France or Italy. Some took a more circuitous route to the vineyard and now toil anywhere from Napa Valley to New Zealand. Co-founder of Kim Crawford Wines and Loveblock Wines in New Zealand.

  • BORDEAUX, April 27- Sharp spring frosts are damaging production in some of France's most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, posing a threat to growers' incomes. "All areas of the Champagne are hit to very varying degrees," said Thibaut Le Mailloux from the Champagne Committee industry group. France's total wine output fell 10...

  • BORDEAUX, April 27- Sharp spring frosts are damaging production in some of France's most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, posing a threat to growers' incomes. "All areas of the Champagne are hit to very varying degrees," said Thibaut Le Mailloux from the Champagne Committee industry group. France's total wine output fell 10...

  • BORDEAUX, April 27- Sharp spring frosts are damaging production in some of France's most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, posing a threat to growers' incomes. "All areas of the Champagne are hit to very varying degrees," said Thibaut Le Mailloux from the Champagne Committee industry group. France's total wine output fell 10...

  • BORDEAUX, April 27- Sharp spring frosts are damaging production in some of France's most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, posing a threat to growers' incomes. "All areas of the Champagne are hit to very varying degrees," said Thibaut Le Mailloux from the Champagne Committee industry group. France's total wine output fell 10...

  • SYDNEY, April 13- Australia's antitrust regulator said it plans to let two dozen companies in the state of South Australia bargain collectively for electricity purchasing contracts, saying the move would guarantee supply and improve competition. On Thursday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it had made a draft determination to...

  • BRUSSELS, March 29- Michel Barnier has a dealmaker's flair for gauging what the other side can accept but as Theresa May launches Brexit negotiations some EU officials wonder if Brussels' man can really figure out what she wants. That is a nagging question for European Union leaders who need the veteran French minister and EU commissioner to best the British...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 22- Hong Kong stocks on Wednesday morning erased the previous day's loss, helped by record-setting U.S. markets overnight and stronger inflows from the mainland. China's main stock indexes edged lower. Investors were unfazed by official data showing that China's home price growth slowed for the fourth straight month in January as demand cooled...