CBD is booming. But US farmers struggle to keep up with demand for industrial hemp

CBD is booming. But US farmers struggle to keep up with demand for industrial...

People have been growing hemp illegally for years. Farmers have kept their operations quiet and developed their own techniques that are all a little different, said Christian Cypher, a senior vice president at Pyxus International who is leading the agriculture company's cannabis work. "Growing hemp has been more religion than science," he said. Most hemp…
Steve Jobs was trying to revolutionize TV almost a decade ago — now we’ll finally find out Apple’s plan

Steve Jobs was trying to revolutionize TV almost a decade ago — now we’ll...

Beck Diefenbach | Reuters The new Apple TV is displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco, September 9, 2015. Apple has been associated with 34 different productions, according to a tally from Goldman Sachs, and we'll get our first glimpses of that content on Monday. Apple has reportedly invited several Hollywood celebrities to…
American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights a day as Boeing 737 Max remains grounded

American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights a day as Boeing 737 Max remains grounded

Joshua Roberts | Reuters An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles lands at Reagan National Airport shortly after an announcement was made by the FAA that the planes were being grounded by the United States in Washington, March 13, 2019. American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights per day through April 24…
Here’s why drug prices are so difficult to bring down

Here’s why drug prices are so difficult to bring down

Talk about a dichotomy. These both happened last week. The AARP launched its "Stop Rx Greed" campaign to lower drug prices. The message is that Americans are spending an excessive amount on prescription drugs, the cost of which likely topped $330 billion in 2018. By comparison, the highly lucrative NFL generated less than $15 billion…
Here’s the one ‘big, looming’ threat facing the oil rally, commodity expert says

Here’s the one ‘big, looming’ threat facing the oil rally, commodity expert says

One oil bull sees a "big, looming" risk bubbling up in the energy market. RBC Capital Markets' Helima Croft, the firm's global head of commodity strategy, is generally bullish on oil prices. She sees OPEC's commitment to productions cuts, the United States' sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and overall demand for crude as healthy drivers…
A trade deal could come in weeks, but it won’t remove ‘contentious’ issues, says former US diplomat

A trade deal could come in weeks, but it won’t remove ‘contentious’ issues, says...

Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. The U.S. and China could reach a trade agreement in a matter of weeks, but that's unlikely to improve relations between…
The world’s biggest shipping line sees other threats to trade besides the US-China fight

The world’s biggest shipping line sees other threats to trade besides the US-China fight

While the U.S. and China are negotiating a trade deal, the world's biggest container shipping company is watching out for other problems between major economies. One risk to import and export activity include the United States' outstanding trade negotiations with the European Union. Another is the possibility of changes in the relationship between Europe and…
Failed Alzheimer’s trial leaves families and patients heartbroken. Medical community reels

Failed Alzheimer’s trial leaves families and patients heartbroken. Medical community reels

Even though recent experimental treatments haven't produced any new drugs, they still have helped researchers learn more about the brain and the disease, Snyder said. Scientists are starting to understand that a person's brain starts to change about a decade or so before they're diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "We are absolutely committed to making sure…
Take a look at the world’s most expensive new car—it just sold for $19 million

Take a look at the world’s most expensive new car—it just sold for $19...

If you like flashy cars and have millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you might have been excited to hear that Bugatti recently unveiled the most expensive new car ever made.  Earlier this month, the French luxury sports car brand started showing off the new Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which has…
Attorney General Barr reportedly won’t share Mueller report findings with Congress on Saturday

Attorney General Barr reportedly won’t share Mueller report findings with Congress on Saturday

Win McNamee | Getty Images U.S. Attorney General William Barr departs his home March 23, 2019 in McLean, Virginia. Attorney General William Barr will not be sending a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report to members of Congress on Saturday, a senior Justice Department official told NBC News. Barr had suggested in a…

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