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Marijuana Tax Revenue May Top $3 Billion A Year With Legalization

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | September 22, 2014 | Politics
Money may not grow on trees, but it apparently does grow on marijuana plants. If all 50 states legalized cannabis today, they'd be collectively raking in more than $3 billion a year in taxes. That's according to NerdWallet, a personal finance site, which forecasts a total $3.1 billion annual windfall...

Obama Administration To Take Action Against Tax-Avoidance Inversion Deals

AP | Reuters | September 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes. New regulations from the Treasury Department will make these co-called corporate inversions less lucrative by barring creative techniques that...

Number Of Homeless School Children On Rise, But Stats May Underestimate True Picture

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | September 22, 2014 | Impact
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools. Education Department statistics released Monday say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year — an 8 percent increase from the previous school year. A vast majority of the homeless...

Clinton Global Initiative Makes Big Statement About Empowering Women

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | September 22, 2014 | Impact
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton marked the 10th anniversary of the former president's annual Clinton Global Initiative, pointing to female empowerment around the globe as the former secretary of state considers a 2016 presidential campaign. The Clintons presided over their yearly gathering of world leaders, corporate executives...

Clintons Celebrate Female Empowerment As Hillary Ponders White House Run

AP | Sara Bondioli | September 22, 2014 | Politics
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton marked the 10th anniversary of the former president's annual Clinton Global Initiative, pointing to female empowerment around the globe as the former secretary of state considers a 2016 presidential campaign. The Clintons presided over their yearly gathering of world leaders, corporate executives...

Atlantic To Stop Publishing The Wire

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | September 22, 2014 | Media
The Wire will no longer exist as its own website and will be integrated back into The Atlantic, company presidents James Bennet and Bob Cohn told staffers in a memo Monday. The memo attributes the move to the fact that the "business strategy behind separating The Wire...

Linda Tirado, Author Of Viral Poverty Piece, Shoots Down Belief That Poor People Are 'Lazy'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | September 22, 2014 | Politics
Linda Tirado, whose essay on poverty went viral online in November 2013, is opening up about what it was like dealing with harsh critics as she wrote her book, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America." In a new Q&A about her book and...

Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Music

TechCrunch | Alexis Kleinman | September 22, 2014 | Technology
Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music it acquired in May, according to five sources, including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats. Many engineers from Beats Music have already been moved off the product and onto other projects at Apple, including iTunes.

Why We Should Stop Climate Change, According To Kids

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | September 22, 2014 | Green
More than 400,000 people showed up on Sunday for the People's Climate March in New York City, rallying in solidarity with a planet that's facing an onslaught of climate change, greenhouse gases and rising seas. Thousands of organizations including students, faith groups, labor unions,...

Barney Frank And Chris Kluwe Back Campaign To End Discrimination Against Atheists

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | September 22, 2014 | Politics
Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe have signed on to a new campaign to end discrimination against atheists, agnostics and the nonreligious. Openly Secular, a coalition of more than two dozen secular organizations, seeks to debunk misconceptions...

Pot Legalization Just Got Another Big Endorsement

Reuters | Reuters | September 22, 2014 | Politics
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Sept 22 (Reuters) - A former U.S. attorney for Oregon has endorsed an upcoming referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in the state and tax and regulate its sales, saying on Monday that laws banning the drug have failed to curb its use. Kris Olson, who...

Alleged Insider Traders Made Bad Spies

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | September 22, 2014 | Business
John Le Carré is unimpressed. If you're going to use spycraft to conduct insider trading, at least use it properly. Last week, a Brooklyn man named Frank Tamayo, 41, pleaded guilty to Securities and Exchange Commission charges that he had been the middleman in an insider-trading...

Designer Cynthia Rowley Thinks There's 'Never Been A Better Time' To Start A Fashion Line

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | September 22, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
Few career paths carry as much risk as being a fashion designer, but thanks to the growing e-commerce landscape, women's wear designer Cynthia Rowley thinks today's age is ripe with opportunity. "Fashion as an industry has changed so much since I started," she told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani...

Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Continues To Grow

Reuters | Reuters | September 22, 2014 | Green
LONDON, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the power to galvanize global efforts to halt climate change, said the co-founder of a group that works with investors. The movement got a boost on Monday when...

If This Dog Can't Stop You From Drinking And Driving, What Can? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | September 22, 2014 | Canada Impact
Never let it be said that Budweiser doesn't know how to tug at the heartstrings. The beer producer has tapped into puppy love for "Friends Are Waiting," an ad it released last Friday as part of Global Be(er) Responsible Day, an annual occasion promoted by parent...

Did The Standard Hotel Assume This Woman Was A Prostitute Because She's Black?

Kira Brekke | September 22, 2014 | Black Voices
Just last week, "Django Unchained" actress Danielle Watts was allegedly mistaken for a prostitute after she was seen kissing her white boyfriend. The story made headlines and raised awareness about the ever-present racial profiling that continues to permeate our society. Unfortunately, though, Watt's story has a similar narrative...

1 In 5 Workers Laid Off In Past 5 Years Still Unemployed, Survey Finds

Arthur Delaney | September 22, 2014 | Business
WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two percent of workers laid off in the past five years are still unemployed, according to a new survey. The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University surveyed more than 1,100 workers, including nearly 400 who are unemployed. A slim...

'F**k It, I Quit' Anchor Explains Her Dramatic Exit

Mollie Reilly | September 22, 2014 | Politics
The local news anchor who dramatically quit her job on air following a segment on marijuana, explained her exit in a YouTube video released Monday. Charlo Greene, a reporter for Anchorage's KTVA, announced on air that she would be leaving her job at the TV station...

GM Death Toll From Faulty Ignition Switches Rises To 21

AP | September 22, 2014 | Business
DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21...

Struggling Bartender Left 'Speechless' After Customer Gives $1,000 Tip On $14 Bill

Alena Hall | September 22, 2014 | Good News
Never underestimate the potential kindness of total strangers. Chrisi Kemp, a 37-year-old bartender in Wake Forest, North Carolina, learned this lesson unexpectedly on Sept. 11 when a local man walked into One Whirled Café where she works and ordered a few drinks, reported Today.com. After they struck up a casual...
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