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The Small-Batch Sensations of Massachusetts's Tree House Craft Cannabis

The Small-Batch Sensations of Massachusetts's Tree House Craft Cannabis

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 29, 2022

Would you care for a scoop of cannabis ice cream? How about a refreshing seltzer infused with THC? Or instead of an edible, what about a pre-foreplay, cannabis-infused personal lubricant? For all your cannabis needs, check out Tree House Cannabis.

California Subpoenas ExxonMobil in Probe of Plastics Waste

California Subpoenas ExxonMobil in Probe of Plastics Waste

BUSINESS | By Don Thompson | Apr 29, 2022

California's attorney general subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind broader investigation into the petroleum industry for its alleged role in causing a global plastic pollution crisis.

In NYC, Ads for Jobs Will Have to Say What They Pay

In NYC, Ads for Jobs Will Have to Say What They Pay

BUSINESS | By Jennifer Peltz | Apr 29, 2022

Help wanted. The job: Putting one of the nation's most far-reaching salary disclosure laws into practice. Location: New York City.

Russian Court Fines Meta, TikTok for LGBTQ+ Content

Russian Court Fines Meta, TikTok for LGBTQ+ Content

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 28, 2022

Russia's draconian anti-gay "propaganda" law from 2013 isn't just an all-purpose tool for oppression; it's also handy for raising a few rubles. Case in point: A Russian court's fining of Meta and TikTok for LGBTQ+ content.

Looking for Things Queer Near You? Try 'Everywhere Is Queer'

Looking for Things Queer Near You? Try 'Everywhere Is Queer'

BUSINESS | Apr 28, 2022

When Charlie Sprinkman traveled 42 of the 50 states for his job as a representative of an organic beverage company in 2019, he often Googled "queer hangouts here" and came up empty. So he decided to create his own.

Walmart's Active Shorts Image Reveals Something XXL

Walmart's Active Shorts Image Reveals Something XXL

BUSINESS | Apr 28, 2022

Walmart does not come to mind when it comes to provocative and sexy images, but an EDGE colleague found this ad on their website of a buff man modeling a pair of men's active shorts with something XXL in full view.

DeSantis Rescinded Disney's Self-Government; Now What?

DeSantis Rescinded Disney's Self-Government; Now What?

BUSINESS | By Mike Schneider | Apr 28, 2022

The dissolution measure was passed quickly in the Republican-controlled statehouse without public study of its impact and was hastily signed into law by DeSantis. The ramifications are unclear.

Musk's Twitter Plans May Fuel Abuse of LGBTQ+, other Minorities, but Many Won't Quit

Musk's Twitter Plans May Fuel Abuse of LGBTQ+, other Minorities, but Many Won't Quit

BUSINESS | By Josh Funk | Apr 28, 2022

Women, racial minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups are alarmed about Musk's plans for Twitter - but most users will likely stay anyway.

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

BUSINESS | By Seth Borenstein | Apr 28, 2022

Video meetings dampen brainstorming because we are so hyper-focused on the face in that box that we don't let our eyes and minds wander as much, a new study found.

What Musk's Past Tweets Reveal about Twitter's Next Owner

What Musk's Past Tweets Reveal about Twitter's Next Owner

BUSINESS | By David Klepper | Apr 27, 2022

Three days before Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter, the world's richest man tweeted a photo of Bill Gates and used a crude sexual term to make fun of his belly.

Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz | Apr 26, 2022

Elon Musk, the world's richest man, is spending $44 billion to acquire Twitter with the stated aim of turning it into a haven for "free speech." There's just one problem: The social platform has been down this road before, and it didn't end well.

After Pot Conviction, NY Couple Plans for Legal Dispensary

After Pot Conviction, NY Couple Plans for Legal Dispensary

BUSINESS | By Claudia Torrens | Apr 26, 2022

The justice system locked up a disproportionate number of Hispanics and Blacks for drug crimes. New York officials want to address this, ensuring a place in the market for people who were prosecuted.

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher and Matt O'Brien | Apr 25, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk has reached an agreement to acquire Twitter for approximately $44 billion, the company said.

Reports: Twitter in Talks with Musk over Bid to Buy Platform

Reports: Twitter in Talks with Musk over Bid to Buy Platform

BUSINESS | Apr 25, 2022

Sources said the two sides were discussing details, including a timeline and fees if an agreement was signed and then fell apart. The people said the situation was fluid and fast-moving.

With 'Don't Say Gay' Law, DeSantis Tests Limits of his Combative Style in Disney Feud

With 'Don't Say Gay' Law, DeSantis Tests Limits of his Combative Style in Disney Feud

BUSINESS | Apr 24, 2022

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ' deepening feud with Walt Disney World is testing the limits of his combative leadership style while sending an unmistakable message to his rivals that virtually nothing is off limits as he plots his political future.

Explainer: Why are Disney and Gov. DeSantis Feuding in Florida?

Explainer: Why are Disney and Gov. DeSantis Feuding in Florida?

BUSINESS | By Anthony Izaguirre | Apr 23, 2022

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill to dissolve a private government controlled by Disney that provides municipal-like services for its 27,000 acres (nearly 11,000 hectares) in the Sunshine State.

Disney Government Dissolution Bill Signed by DeSantis

Disney Government Dissolution Bill Signed by DeSantis

BUSINESS | By Anthony Izaguirre | Apr 22, 2022

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill to dissolve Walt Disney World's private government, after the entertainment giant criticized a measure that critics have dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" law.

'Amazing': Cannabis Sales in New Jersey Bring Excited Buyers

'Amazing': Cannabis Sales in New Jersey Bring Excited Buyers

BUSINESS | By Mike Catalini | Apr 22, 2022

With soul music blaring, free doughnuts in the parking lot, a steel drum and a balloon arch at the entrance, New Jersey's cannabis kickoff for people 21 and older had the feel of a fair more than a store opening.

Musk Says He Has $46.5B in Financing Ready to Buy Twitter

Musk Says He Has $46.5B in Financing Ready to Buy Twitter

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher | Apr 22, 2022

Elon Musk says he has lined up $46.5 billion in financing to buy Twitter, and he's trying to negotiate an agreement with the company.

Florida Legislature Votes to Strip Disney Self-Government

Florida Legislature Votes to Strip Disney Self-Government

BUSINESS | By Anthony Izaguirre | Apr 21, 2022

The Florida House of Representatives gave final passage to a bill that would dissolve Walt Disney World's private government, handing Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis a victory in his feud with the entertainment giant.

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