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White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown.

Study: Technology Trouble Dents Car and Truck Reliability

Study: Technology Trouble Dents Car and Truck Reliability

By Tom Krisher | Feb 24
Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

Maple Syrup Producers Face Challenges in Warming World

Maple Syrup Producers Face Challenges in Warming World

By Melanie Plenda | Feb 24
New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

Feb 23
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.

Uber to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim by Engineer

Uber to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim by Engineer

By Danica Kirka and David Koenig | Feb 23
Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 22
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.

In Trump's Future Looms a Familiar Shutdown Threat

In Trump's Future Looms a Familiar Shutdown Threat

By Andrew Taylor | Feb 22
Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem - a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump's wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a budget-busting Pentagon request.

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

By Richard Lardner | Feb 21
Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. It's not.

Study Finds Underage, Fearful Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

Study Finds Underage, Fearful Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

By Ken Ritter | Feb 21
A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.

Sweden PM: Brexit Deal in 2 Years 'Very Tough'

Sweden PM: Brexit Deal in 2 Years 'Very Tough'

By Jill Lawless | Feb 20
A deal within two years is unlikely, striking a good agreement will be a struggle and the U.K. will have to pay a big bill before it is allowed out the door.

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