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Wershe launching cannabis brand with social justice focus

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Richard Wershe Jr. is getting into the cannabis industry, and plans to use his new business endeavor to push social justice. Wershe, a former FBI and Detroit police informant known as “White Boy Rick,” famously served more than three decades behind bars for......

California Republicans launching campaign to boost trust in mail-in voting

Reuters
A California curbside ballot box is seen in Los Angeles ahead of the September 14 gubernatorial recall election, in California, U.S., August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 3 (Reuters) – California Republicans will launch a campaign on Friday to convince conservatives to trust the state’s mail-in balloting......

Launching into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

Reuters
Sept 1 (Reuters) – An ever-swelling amount of space debris is threatening satellites that hover around Earth, making insurers leery of offering coverage to the devices that transmit texts, maps, videos and scientific data, industry sources said. Thousands of new satellites are being launched into areas where orbital rubbish has......

NBA Top Shot Creator Launching WNBA NFTs

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5MjI1NTg4NDc5ODI5MDc3/wnba-basketball-logo.jpg Michael Shapiro Mary Holt/USA TODAY Sports The WNBA and Dapper Labs, the creator of NBA Top Shot, announced Wednesday a new partnership to launch WNBA Moments on the Top Shot platform. The first collection of WNBA Moments will drop Friday at 2 p.m. ET, with superstars Sabrina Ionescu, Candace Parker,......

U.S. energy firms launching employee COVID-19 vaccination mandates

Reuters
A Chevron gas station sign is seen in Del Mar, California, in this April 25, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake//File Photo/File Photo Aug 23 (Reuters) – U.S. energy companies are moving to require that employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations as infection rates rise across the United States and health surveys show......

Inovio focused on launching global COVID-19 vaccine trial next month – CEO

Reuters
A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Aug 10 (Reuters) – Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (INO.O) is focused on launching the global late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate next month, chief......

Conor Lamb launching Senate bid in Pennsylvania

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Pennsylvania is critical for Democrats’ Senate hopes in next year’s midterms. They are defending four vulnerable incumbents, all in states President Joe Biden carried, and are on offense in two Republican-held seats Biden won: Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. GOP Sen. Pat......

Levi Strauss to buy apparel brand Beyond Yoga, launching into activewear

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An employee holds a shopping bag while ringing up a customer at the Levi Strauss & Co. flagship store in San Francisco, March 18, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Levi Strauss & Co. on Thursday agreed......

Blue Origin is launching Jeff Bezos to space on Tuesday. Here is what you should know

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An uncrewed New Shepard rocket launches on the company’s NS-14 test flight in January 2021. Blue Origin VAN HORN, Texas — Near a small town in the West Texas desert, a quartet led by the world’s richest person is preparing......

Jeff Bezos launching to space with Blue Origin, pursuing dream

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Nine days after being upstaged by Richard Branson, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is finally ready for his own flight into history, blasting off Tuesday morning aboard a fully automated spacecraft he believes will usher in a new era of......

Richard Branson believes the space market has room for 20 companies launching tourists

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sir Richard Branson may be trying to be first in the billionaire space race, but he believes there is plenty of opportunity in the market for companies like Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, or Elon Musk’s SpaceX. “There’s room......

Why Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest is launching a bitcoin ETF: CNBC After Hours

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC.com’s Pippa Stevens brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC’s Kate Rooney explains why highly-watched fund Ark Invest is interested in launching a bitcoin ETF, even as bitcoin goes mainstream. Plus, Chinese Uber rival Didi......

These uniquely Texan canned craft cocktails boomed after launching during the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brian and Quentin at Ranch Rider Spirits. Source: Ranch Rider Spirits Ranch Rider Spirits’ cocktail line is about as Texan as you can get. Built and bred in the vibrant heart of Austin, Texas, the canned cocktails are the tradecraft......

U.S. approves major offshore wind farm, launching industry to fight climate change

Reuters
The Biden administration on Tuesday said it has approved the nation’s first major offshore wind farm, billing it as the launch of a new domestic energy industry that will help eliminate emissions from the power sector. The announcement fits neatly with U.S. President Joe Biden’s broader agenda to combat global......

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is launching an NFT marketplace

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, speaks during a TV interview in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Akio Kon | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Cryptocurrency exchange Binance on Tuesday revealed plans to introduce its own marketplace where......

SpaceX Crew-2 reaches orbit, with Elon Musk’s company launching 10 astronauts in under a year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew-2 mission astronauts, lifts off from launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 23, 2021. GREGG NEWTON | AFP | Getty Images SpaceX launched another group of astronauts......

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