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Broad legalization cuts into existing medical marijuana programs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill or not, got [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:11:56+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

Bioengineered salmon won’t come from the biggest farm state

PORTLAND, Maine — Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won’t be coming from the biggest salmon farming state in the country. Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies has said American supermarkets could begin selling the much-debated fish by the end of next year. Its fish are modified with added genes from [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:13:12+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

Prosecutors crack down on clergy abuse as bishops gather for conference

DETROIT — Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses. They’re looking to prosecute, and not just priests. If the boxes lining the hallways of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:14:28+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

Home improvement projects suffer from construction worker shortage

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The two-year remodel of her primary home in Fort Collins was to update and upgrade the ‘90s house, and [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:14:43+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

From cleaning to cooking, 4 simple ways to create a healthier home

Can your home help you get healthier? Interior designers say clients don’t just want help creating a more beautiful home anymore. They want to create living spaces where they will cook healthier foods, breathe healthier air and improve overall wellness. Here, three interior design experts — Jon Call of Palm Springs, Calif.-based Mr. Call Designs, [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:14:51+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

As investors watch trade wars, other problems percolate

NEW YORK (AP) — Once this trade-war cloud gets lifted, investors should have little to worry about, right? Monday’s market action makes it seem that way: Stocks around the world climbed after President Donald Trump withdrew a threat to impose tariffs on Mexico, at least for now. That leaves investors hoping for a deal to [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:15:01+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

Women’s Business Center of Central Ohio honored by SBA

The Women’s Business Center of Central Ohio has been awarded the top women business center of the year by the Small Business Administration’s Columbus district. “The WBCs are spaces where at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey — from idea through scale — can come to learn and work. Members have access to professional amenities [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:15:08+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

Number of high-income renters continues to climb in central Ohio

The growth of high-income renter households in central Ohio outpaced its owner-occupied counterparts between 2012 and 2017, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. There were about 189,685 renter-occupied households in Columbus two years ago with 2 percent, or 3,794, of them earning $150,000 or more in income. In 2012, Columbus had 168,717 renter-occupied [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:15:38+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|

From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look

SPINETTA MARENGO, Italy — Hats off, Bogie. The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, has a plan to appeal more to women and millennials by pushing into high-end fashion, streetwear and even sportswear. The recent troubles of the company, which has [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:15:17+00:00 Thursday, June 13, 2019|