Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday.» Read More
March 10- Double-digit annual returns for most U.S. public pension systems over the past two years have done little to shrink the yawning deficits facing many of them after a decade of inadequate funding, according to analysts and recent data.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste _ much of it radioactive _ at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota, records obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press show.
DENVER-- Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads making fun of marijuana users who space out during everyday tasks _ an effort to stop stoned driving.
NEW YORK-- They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Did Jesus really look like Brad Pitt, only slightly better? "Listen, films are big business," says Steven Kraftchick, professor at Emory University's Candler School of Theology.
Senator Edward Markey introduced a bill on Thursday to make the Obama administration's approval of liquefied natural gas exports more complicated, saying expedited permits will not help Ukraine and Europe manage Russia's control of fuel supply.
NEW YORK-- Smith& Wesson's stock jumped 10 in premarket trading Wednesday after the gun maker's quarterly performance topped expectations and its outlook surprised Wall Street. KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Scott Hamann said that he is still cautious on the firearms industry and anticipates Smith& Wesson will face moderating demand.
WASHINGTON-- A senior U.S. drug enforcement official urged Congress and others not to abandon scientific concerns over marijuana in favor of public opinion to legalize it, even as the Obama administration takes a hands-off approach in states where voters have made legal its sale and use.
SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah legislators have killed a proposal that could have made their state the first to raise the age for legal tobacco purchases to 21.. Stuart Reid, had urged support for the measure so Utah could "set the example and make a statement to the nation." Similar measures have been introduced in Colorado, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Hawaii this year.
Uranium prices are hovering near eight-year lows because an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, crippling the Fukushima-Daiichi atomic power plant, and leading to the shutdown of nearly all reactors in the country, which previously relied on nuclear sources for 30 percent of its power.
A medical group of epilepsy experts on Monday called on the federal government to reconsider classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug so its impact on seizures can be studied.
March 4- Anadarko Petroleum Corp raised its 2014 capital budget by nearly 8 percent and said it would spend about 60 percent of the total on drilling more oil wells onshore in North America.
March 2- While Colorado environmental groups work to put a ballot measure before voters this fall that could severely hobble the U.S. energy industry, Whiting Petroleum Corp is busy figuring out where in the state it can spend $10 billion over the next decade. The Denver- based company sees Colorado as key to its plan to sharply boost oil and natural gas production.
In a complaint filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, plaintiff Gregory Greene said Mt. Gox and its chief executive, Mark Karpeles, were negligent and committed fraud for having failed to protect the Tokyo- based exchange from theft.
United Airlines says winter storms wiped out 22,500 flights in January and February and hurt its first-quarter revenue. Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. were down $1.01, or 2 percent, to $45.50 in afternoon trading Friday. United has hub airports in Chicago, Denver and Newark, N.J., that have been particularly hard hit by winter storms.
NEW YORK-- Is the anti-obesity message finally getting through? "We're not done yet, but this does show that parents really need to be the commanders of their own ship and manage the food environment for their kids at home," said Keith Ayoob, a registered dietitian and associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.
Michael Fifer, the CEO of firearm maker Sturm, Ruger& Co. Inc., said that orders for its guns are "more realistic" this year compared to 2013, when demand soared on fears that lawmakers would try to restrict firearm sales.
Feb 26- Restaurant operator Noodles& Co reported weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results, blaming the unusually cold winter in the United States, which it also said would hurt results in the current quarter.
Todd Mitchem's company, Open Vape, manufactures a product similar to an e-cigarette. It's a pen that heats a cartridge filled with purified cannabis oil.
Investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank" said he's torn between the upside of legal marijuana sales and possibly running afoul of the federal government.
NBC News correspondent Harry Smith takes an inside look at "O.pen Vape," a company that has created a high-tech device to smoke hash. Smith also comments on the "windfall of money" the taxation of marijuana will give Colorado.