Pot stocks: Is now the time to invest in medical marijuana?

Jesse Ventura

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura — author of the new book “Marijuana Manifesto”  It’s news that might stun those who were young and restless during the 1960s, perhaps. New Frontier Data, and Viridian Capital Advisors — which provide marketing intelligence and investment advice to the emerging “cannabis industry” — have news. Cannabis stock grew by […]

These are the coolest VR games at the world’s biggest video game expo

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. There’s no getting around it: virtual reality has stalled out. After years of gushing previews and bold corporate stage shows, reality seems to have virtual reality. It’s clunky, pricey and still mostly a curiosity. We know that will eventually change — the headsets will slim down, the prices will drop and the […]

America has slower LTE wireless than Canada or Mexico

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during November’s APEC Summit in Peru. Photo from The Canadian Press A new report on wireless broadband is out, and it may not leave readers cheering “USA! USA!” According to OpenSignal’s study, Mexico, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and more than 50 other countries […]

6 Consumer Stocks Not Getting Killed By the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Many consumer facing stocks are getting killed today because of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods. But not all. Here are some that might surprise you. A wide variety of stocks are getting killed today after Amazon.com (AMZN) agreed to buy Whole Foods Market (WFM). Grocers like Kroger (KR). Big-box stores like Target (TGT). Pharmacies like CVS Heath […]

Medicinal cannabis: Doctors to learn how to prescribe drug at Melbourne course

Brisbane man Michael Stoopman is a cancer survivor who believes the benefits of medicinal cannabis go way beyond palliative care. Last year he had a large ulcerating tumour eating into his carotid artery in his neck that threatened his life. Ulcerating tumours rarely heal and doctors told him little could be done other than managing […]

Van drives through crowd, killing one near London Mosque

At least one person is dead and 10 injured after a van ploughed into worshippers near a mosque in London The driver of the van has been arrested by the police; there are no other suspects British Prime Minister Theresa May says the incident is being treated as a potential terrorist attack Ms. May will […]

Does Your Company Have A Winning Strategy?

Almost every business today faces major strategic challenges, but different companies are challenged in different ways. That’s why so much conventional wisdom surrounding strategy — for example, understanding your external environment — can fall short of what a company needs. Winning today requires you to carefully balance your strengths (what you can do incredibly well) […]

Shares of Apple are quite oversold

Apple’s shares have become very oversold in the past two weeks as Mizuho and Pacific Crest downgraded the stock from Buy/Overweight to Neutral/Sector Weight, respectively, and tech stocks took a hit. Their main reason centered around iPhone 8 expectations being baked into the stock given their recent strength and that valuation levels while not excessive […]

Luxury Online Retailer Reebonz Seeks to Raise Up To $150 Million

Startup working with banks to engage potential investors Funding to fuel expansion in North Asia, marketplace business Reebonz Pte, Southeast Asia’s largest online luxury retailer, is planning to raise as much as $150 million to bolster its marketplace business and fund expansion in China, Japan and South Korea. Reebonz has been working with investment banks including […]

After Whole Foods, will Amazon go after Nordstrom next?

The Nordstrom family’s June 8 decision to look into taking the retailer privateappears remarkably well timed given Amazon.com Inc.’s Friday announcement that it plans to buy Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM) for $13.7 billion. The effects of what would be Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) largest acquisition to date are uncertain. Perhaps Prime members will get discounts […]