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  • JUNEAU, Alaska— When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. This is going to shift in my lifetime, and I want to be part of that, "said the San Francisco- based Schumacher, who in 2014 co-founded THC Staffing Group, a recruitment firm that encourages a...

  • TOKYO, May 21- Japan received its first shipment of liquefied natural gas on Monday from Dominion Energy Inc's newly completed Cove Point export plant, the beginning of a jump in imports from the United States by the world's biggest buyer of the fuel. A ramp-up of purchases now by Japan may draw some of the sting from President Donald Trump's criticisms of the...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico added three rigs and Texas tacked on two. Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota and Ohio each shed one rig. Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming saw their rig levels unchanged this week.

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer

    Senate Democrats narrowly won a vote on Wednesday to save so-called net neutrality rules that ensure unobstructed access to the internet.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska's Panhandle, have made a spectacular comeback by gobbling some of the state's finest seafood— and fishermen are not happy about the competition. Phil Doherty, head of the Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association, is working to save the livelihood of 200...

  • Republicans on the short end of the 52-47 vote described the effort to reinstate "net neutrality" rules as "political theater" because the GOP- controlled House is not expected to take up the issue and the Senate's margin could not overcome a presidential veto. At issue are rules that the Federal Communications Commission repealed in December that prevented...

  • Scott Stringer

    If New York legalizes marijuana, it could create a $3.1 billion market.

  • Republicans on the short end of the 52-47 vote described the effort to reinstate "net neutrality" rules as "political theater" because the GOP- controlled House is not expected to take up the issue and the Senate's margin could not overcome a presidential veto. At issue are rules that the Federal Communications Commission repealed in December that prevented...

  • ROSWELL, Ga.— High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. A few months later, a woman in Michigan was able to send off short text messages to 911 dispatchers as her homicidal husband held their daughter hostage. It's voice-centric communications, "said Brian Fontes,...

  • SYDNEY/ WELLINGTON, May 16- Stay-at-home mother Anna Wei wanted the best milk formula to feed her firstborn, so she chose the most expensive brand her money could buy: Platinum by a2 Milk Company Ltd.. "I always felt that the higher the price, the better the quality," said 28- year-old Wei, who lives in Shanghai. Buyers like Wei have fanned a phenomenal success for New...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- There are plenty of problems lurking on America's career ladder, but here is a big one: our healthcare systems are designed for the workforce of 1950.. More than 57 million Americans, or 36 percent of the workforce, freelance, according to a recent study by the Freelancers Union. Stride Health, a kind of coverage matchmaker, has teamed up with companies...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage looked up from his audio book to see a naked man yelling and heading toward the cockpit. "I thought it was some kind of attack," said Nick Steffl. The man was transported to an Anchorage hospital.

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas added eight rigs, Colorado and Oklahoma each gained three, Alaska added two and Louisiana and West Virginia each gained one. New Mexico declined by four rigs and Wyoming lost one. Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska _ Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $2.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Anchorage, Alaska- based company said it had net income of 4 cents per share. Alaska Communications expects full-year revenue in the range of $225 million to $230 million.

  • The decision by the nations second largest pension fund came after California State Treasurer John Chiang urged CalSTRS to use "the power of its purse strings" and "deny weapons of mass carnage to another killer stalking our innocent loved ones." Unlike other CalSTRS engagements, where our staff practices quiet diplomacy, this plan advances a more public...

  • *Data centre will use around 2 percent of Sweden's power output. OSLO, May 7- Facebook will double the size of its data centre in Sweden's northern city of Lulea, raising its total investments in the region to about 8.7 billion crowns, the company said on Monday. Sweden and its Nordic neighbours, with cheap electricity and low temperatures, are attractive for data...

  • HOUSTON, April 26- ConocoPhillips, the world's largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by rising crude prices and cost cuts. The stock of the Houston- based company rose 0.7 percent to $65.55 in morning trading. Conoco profit rose to $888 million, or 75 cents...

  • LONDON, April 25- Discipline has become the oil industrys favorite word as it emerges from the deepest and longest downturn in a generation. Senior executives are pledging to maintain a cautious approach to investment and spending despite the recovery in oil prices over the last two years. The case for a more disciplined approach has been powerfully argued by...

  • LONDON, April 25- Discipline has become the oil industrys favourite word as it emerges from the deepest and longest downturn in a generation. Senior executives are pledging to maintain a cautious approach to investment and spending despite the recovery in oil prices over the last two years. The case for a more disciplined approach has been powerfully argued by...

  • Employees work in the Mother Room at the Canopy Growth facility in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 19, 2017.

    The fast-growing marijuana industry appears poised for supercharged growth after winning what cannabis entrepreneurs see as approval from the Trump administration.