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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.