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California Sues Juul For Selling E-Cigarettes To Teens

The state of California on Monday sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc., alleging the San Francisco company engaged in a “systematic” and “wildly successful” campaign to attract teenagers to its nicotine devices. The lawsuit draws on internal correspondence and other evidence, asserting the company did little to prevent sales to underage customers. It also claims…

Bernie Sanders wants to end at-will employment, and that’s a truly bad idea that...

Sen. Bernie Sanders has made an end to at-will employment part of his 2020 Democratic presidential primary platform.While Sanders' plan to end at-will employment has an admirable goal — protecting workers — it would also create negative economic consequences.The move would make the US labor market less flexible and disincentivize employers from hiring workers.Ryan Bourne…

IBM launches open security platform to protect hybrid multicloud environments

The proliferation of security tools and data leaves businesses exposed to a growing landscape of cyberthreats.Businesses lack the resources and skills to detect and protect all the workloads and data spread across multiple cloud environments.IBM's new Cloud Pak for Security seeks to solve these issues.It's an issue that businesses big and small face worldwide: cybersecurity…

This 33-year-old economist hasn’t just helped shape one of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’...

Gabriel Zucman is an economist at UC Berkeley, and the coauthor with Emmanuel Saez of "The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay."Zucman and Saez helped craft wealth tax proposals for top Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, with the intention of reducing inequality and…

5 biggest winners and losers in college basketball this week

The second week of the 2019-2020 basketball season has come and gone, and the AP Top 25 Poll looks quite different from last week.The Duke Blue Devils took over the top spot after the previously top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats fell in dramatic fashion to the unranked Evansville Purple Aces.The Louisville Cardinals, Michigan State Spartans, Kansas Jayhawks,…

Pot stocks surge for a second day after a marijuana legalization act passes a...

Meranda YslasOn Wednesday, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed a key vote by the House Judiciary Committee.  Cannabis company stocks surged Wednesday and extended gains into Thursday on the news.  Although the MORE Act's fate is uncertain, "companies that support the industry are thrilled to see it advance," said Ben Curren of…

Pot stocks surge for a second day after a marijuana legalization act passes a...

Meranda YslasOn Wednesday, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act passed a key vote by the House Judiciary Committee.  Cannabis company stocks surged Wednesday and extended gains into Thursday on the news.  Although the MORE Act's fate is uncertain, "companies that support the industry are thrilled to see it advance," said Ben Curren of…

How to Solve your Hiring Problems

Picture this: your business is expanding and it’s time to hire your first round of employees. Congrats, that’s quite a milestone! All you need to do now is  fill out the right business forms,  draft role descriptions,  create a job application,  find great candidates,  review resumes,  have them fill out all the necessary paperwork, and …

7 Tech CEOs Share Marketing Trends And Predictions For 2020

GettyAs we approach 2020, I asked seven tech CEOs to identify the top marketing trends. Below are their insights.D2C companies will abandon email as their primary customer communication channel. Leore Avidar, co-founder and CEO, Lob“In 2020, direct-to-consumer (D2C) companies will see email unsubscribe rates grow toward 40% and reach all-time highs. With platforms like Instagram,…

‘Dark money’ ties raise questions for GOP Senator

An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Iowa Values, a political nonprofit that is supposed to be run independently,…