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  • DENVER— Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but health officials' decision to reject pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled. The state Board of Health voted 6-2 Wednesday against adding PTSD to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The Department of Health and...

  • July 13- Royal Dutch Shell PLC said on Monday an icebreaker crucial to planned Arctic oil drilling will be sent to Portland, Oregon to repair a gash in its hull, but the issue is not expected to delay the beginning of drilling off Alaska later in July. Voyage time between Portland and southern Alaska should not delay the company's plans to begin drilling off...

  • Vancouver- based Cannabix Technologies Inc, founded by a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, expects to be first out of the gate with a "pot breathalyzer"- a handheld device similar to those used to detect alcohol. Other hopefuls, such as Colorado- based Lifeloc Technologies Inc and a chemistry professor-PhD student duo at Washington State University,...

  • Treasuries prices fell on Friday with yields hitting their highest in a week as a second-day recovery of Chinese stock prices and hopes of a Greece debt deal reduced the safehaven allure of U.S. government debt. The rush from Treasuries intensified after remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen who told a local business group in Cleveland, Ohio that she...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- Facebook Inc announced plans on Tuesday to build a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, its fourth in the United States and fifth overall. The center will also be powered entirely by renewable energy, Tom Furlong, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, wrote in a blog post. Facebook opened its first data center in Prineville, Oregon, in...

  • Facebook to build new data center in Forth Worth Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- Facebook Inc announced plans on Tuesday to build a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, its fourth in the United States and fifth overall. The center will also be powered entirely by renewable energy, Tom Furlong, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, wrote in a blog post. Facebook opened its first data center in Prineville, Oregon, in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- Democrats in the U.S. Congress who backed legislation key to sealing a Pacific Rim trade pact this week shrugged off threats of retribution from labor unions and liberal activists who have vowed to hold them accountable at future elections. Forty-one Democrats this week defied pressure and supported legislation to let the White House...

  • America's most expensive states to live in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Hawaii

    The 10 costliest states to live in may surprise you. These places put hefty price tags on real estate, utility bills, gas and food prices.

  • Tired of high state taxes? Maybe it's time to move Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Moving van

    A CNBC analysis shows that many states with the highest per capita in taxes are also seeing the most net migration to lower-tax states.

  • Oregon dumps cold water on Obamacare rate requests Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    A Cover Oregon webpage

    Some Oregon insurers want to keep their health plan premium increases moderate for next year, but the state wants them higher.

  • Homeowners deepest underwater: No relief in sight Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Family sitting on roof of underwater home

    Some underwater borrowers are stuck in place, unable to sell without paying into their mortgages.

  • Microsoft's giant tablet costs $20,000 Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    Microsoft will sell a bigger version of its new, wall-mounted video-conferencing and digital whiteboard device for $20,000.

  • SEATTLE, June 10- Revealing its price tag for the first time, Microsoft Corp will sell a bigger version of its new, wall-mounted video-conferencing and digital whiteboard device for $20,000, making it the most expensive product in its hardware line-up, the software company said on Wednesday. Orders start July 1 for the Surface Hub, which Microsoft hopes will...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 10- One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor. Suniva Inc, a Georgia- based solar cell and panel maker that is backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, farms out a small portion of its manufacturing to federal inmates as...

  • CARBOB gasoline traded for 5 cents a gallon over July RBOB futures on NYMEX, up 2 cents from Monday's price. June-delivery EPA gasoline in the Portland, Oregon market was 22 cents a gallon over July NYMEX RBOB futures, traders said, up 4 cents from Monday's price. June-delivery L.A. CARB diesel was 0.75 cents a gallon below futures while June-delivery S.F. CARB...

  • NEW YORK, June 9- Nike Inc has settled a lawsuit against three former shoe designers it had accused of stealing its commercial secrets and taking them to German rival Adidas AG with plans to open a footwear design studio in Brooklyn. Nike, the world's largest sportswear maker, sued Denis Dekovic, Marc Dolce and Mark Miner last December for at least $10 million in...

  • June 8- Apple Inc is setting up a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers, to compete better with Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp in cloud services, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the plans. The plan entails connecting Apple's data centers in California, Nevada, North Carolina and Oregon, and others to get content...

  • Big brands line up to crash the summer festivals Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 2:37 PM ET
    Attendees at the Governor's Ball music festival, Randall Island, N.Y.

    To reach today's youth, brands such as PayPal and Stubhub are creating physical experiences at concerts to get in front of new consumers.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- Seattle- based Madrona Venture Group said it has raised $300 million for a new fund, its sixth, drawing on the growing start-up community in the backyard it shares with Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp.. Those entrepreneurs benefit from Amazon's and Microsoft's diversification beyond their narrow beginnings. "If you go back certainly 10...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney& Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price. About 85 percent of people aged 18 to 34 own them, according to...