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‘Green Friday’ brings big marijuana sales to Colorado for the first time ever
​Marijuana dispensaries in the state of Colorado are taking advantage of the first holiday shopping season since recreational weed became legal there by offering customers “Green Friday” specials this week.

28.11.2014 20:46

‘Black Lives Matter Friday’: Boycotts, marches, arrests over Ferguson decision
Demonstrators around St. Louis and across the nation targeted Black Friday with protests, turning out at top retail outlets to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed teen. Arrests were reported in some cities.

28.11.2014 16:22

Brit’s vision of Black Friday in America goes viral
A Reddit user from the UK has made an imagined image of a Walmart parking lot on Black Friday go viral by attracting hundreds of thousands of hits to their computer-crafted critique of the major American shopping day.

26.11.2014 17:10

New Scottish nationalist paper hits newsstands
A brand new daily paper claiming to “fly a vibrant flag for Scottish independence” has launched in Scotland. The National has been pioneered in the wake of September’s independence referendum which saw 45 percent vote in favor of separation.

24.11.2014 14:10

‘Reckless or malicious’ civilian drone use ‘harassing’ public – police
Unlicensed drones controlled by members of the public are being used to harass people, police chiefs have warned. They further warn the technology is being used in protected airspace.

18.11.2014 11:55

Times Square gets North America’s biggest, most expensive billboard (PHOTOS)
A digital billboard the length of a football field is coming to Times Square in New York City, making it the biggest, brightest, and most expensive advertising space anywhere in North America.

18.11.2014 01:56

Ferguson grand jury decision: Gun sales spike, Missouri Gov vows strong response to protests
Gun shops near Ferguson, Missouri are reporting a surge in sales as residents wait to hear if a local police officer will be charged in the death of an unarmed teenager. State Gov. Jay Nixon has vowed a strong response to potential protests and violence.

11.11.2014 20:21

​Aggravated contraband? Argentina accuses P&G of tax fraud, suspends operations
Procter & Gamble has been accused of tax abuse and funneling currency abroad by the Argentinian tax bureau AFIP. The household giant is working on “immediate solutions” to the suspension of all its operations and activities pending investigation.

04.11.2014 00:26

Whisked away: Scotland on the rocks as Japan bags top whisky prize
Scotland’s unofficial title of being the home of whisky took a dent after a Japanese brand was named best in the world. To make matters worse, none of the country’s brands even managed to make it into the top five.

03.11.2014 13:10

Supermarket giant Tesco faces UK criminal investigation
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced it is carrying out a criminal investigation into Tesco’s accounting irregularities after the supermarket overstated profits by £263 million (US$424.7 million).

29.10.2014 17:14

​Insulated undies: Radiation-proof, sperm-friendly boxers launched
While harm from cell-phone rays has so far been lacking sufficient scientific proof, a US firm wants men to take no chances with radiation - at least when it comes to the most precious of male body parts.

25.10.2014 10:59

US facing sanctions after defying WTO trade rules
The United States could soon be facing sanctions as a result of a ruling handed down by the World Trade Organization this week concerning an American meat labeling law contested by officials in Mexico and Canada.

21.10.2014 17:33