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A surprisingly tough sell: Growers struggle with glut of legal marijuana in Washington state

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:16am
Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed.
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U.S. Stock Futures Suggest Sharp Opening Losses

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:38am
U.S. stock-index futures late Thursday pointed to a sharply lower open for Wall Street, extending solid losses from the previous session.
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New report shows surge in venture funding, amid concerns that some companies are overvalued

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:19am
Venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into U.S. startup companies last year, investing at levels that haven't been seen since the heady days before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001.
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Asian markets sharply lower as Switzerland's surprise currency move stuns markets

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:15am
Asian stocks were sharply lower Friday after a surprise move by the Swiss National Bank to abandon its efforts to keep its currency artificially cheap shocked the market.
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Chris Christie says friendship with Dallas Cowboys owner had no impact on lucrative contract

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:54pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his friendship with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had no impact on a lucrative contract.
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Hong Kong Stocks Fall, With Tencent, Oil Shares Down

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:22pm
Following a negative lead from the U.S. after Switzerland's surprise move to scrap some currency controls, Hong Kong stocks moved lower Friday morning, with Chinese online major Tencent Holdings Ltd. among the blue-chip decliners.
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US opens to applications from Mexico long-haul trucking after 3-year pilot demonstrated safety

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:09pm
The U.S. has begun accepting applications from Mexican trucking companies seeking authorization for long-haul, cross-border transportation under the North American Free Trade agreement.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:00pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) down 2.3% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.9% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 1.2% ; Taipei (Taiex) down 0.1% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Sony Planning Most Expensive Walkman Ever: Report

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:57pm
Sony Corp. is preparing to launch a $1,000 version of its Walkman audio player next month, the most expensive Walkman ever, the Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday.
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FBI raids crematorium and body donation center in suburban Chicago

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:50pm
A three-day FBI raid of a suburban Chicago crematorium and an affiliated company that arranges the donation of human remains was wrapping up Thursday, authorities said, but they refused to disclose what led to the search or what evidence was seized.
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All 3 Caesars Entertainment Casinos in Atlantic City are open despite Chapter 11 filing

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:52pm
All three Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment remain open, despite a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Thursday by a unit of the global gambling giant.
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Japan Stocks Plunge As Yen Surges; Sony Down 4.1%

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:23pm
Dramatic moves on the forex market sent Japanese stocks barreling lower out of the Friday open, with the Nikkei Stock Average down 2.1% (erasing the previous day's 1.9% rally) and the broader Topix weaker by 1.8% in the early minutes.
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After judge appoints public defender, prosecutors say Russian man has plenty of stolen money

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:45pm
Federal prosecutors say a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses has plenty of money to pay for a lawyer.
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Wynn touts $1.6B Everett casino in first public appearance in state since winning license

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:45pm
Casino mogul Steve Wynn, in his first public appearance in Massachusetts since winning the lucrative Boston-area gambling license, promised on Thursday that his $1.6 billion resort for the Everett waterfront will echo the "grand hotels" of the past, offering the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas and other luxury amenities.
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Australia Stocks Fall As Energy, Financials Weigh

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:44pm
Australian stocks started lower Friday, as the S&P/ASX 200 eased by 0.2%, with sharp drops for energy majors and significant losses for some of the financials weighing on the market.
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Strike put on hold at nation's biggest produce market, Hunts Point; federal mediator steps in

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:32pm
Workers at the nation's largest wholesale produce market have agreed to hold off on a strike while a federal mediator gets involved with contract talks.
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McClatchy operations vice president to retire after almost 5 decades in newspapers

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:32pm
The McClatchy Company operations vice president, Robert J.
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Donald Trump scraps plans to build homes on golf range in coastal Los Angeles County

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:17pm
Donald Trump said Thursday that he is abandoning plans to build luxury homes on the driving range of the 18-hole seaside golf course he owns in Los Angeles County.
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Postal Service seeks small increases for mailing letters but no change for first-class stamps

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:17pm
The U.S. Postal Service is proposing slight increases for mailing letters and postcards — but leaving first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.
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Monsanto wins USDA approval for new generation of herbicide-resistant cotton and soybean seeds

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:00pm
Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. said Thursday it received approval from the Department of Agriculture for new cotton and soybean seeds designed to be used with a new herbicide formula.
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