California legalizes recreational marijuana

Bogota, Colombia (CNN)When Beatriz Porras was studying agronomy at university in Tunja, Colombia, she thought her career would lead to growing coffee, like her parents, or flowers, the traditional agricultural staples for the country’s export market. Back then, growing marijuana was illegal, and security forces targeted plantations with forced eradication campaigns aimed at stemming illicit trafficking. Five years later, the […]

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Amnesty International to shut Hong Kong offices due to national security law risks

International rights group Amnesty International said on Monday it would close its Hong Kong offices because a China-imposed security law had now made it "effectively impossible" for rights groups to work freely. The chair of Amnesty's international board, said in a statement that the two offices would close by year-end, noting an intensification of a crackdown that has forced at least 35 groups […]

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The Price of This Household Item Is Still Cheap

Is inflation a serious problem that could damage the economy for several years, or will its effects dissipate before early next year? There are major economists on each side of the debate. These include the chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Jerome Powell, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. The two of them make the same […]

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U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Unexpectedly Improves In October

A report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Monday showed a notable improvement in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of October. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index climbed to 80 in October from 76 in September. Economists had expected the index to come in unchanged. “Although demand and home sales remain strong, builders […]

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Amazon To Hire 150,000 Seasonal Employees For Holiday Season

e-Commerce giant Amazon is set to hire 150,000 seasonal employees across the U.S. to manage the upcoming holiday season better. It is looking to provide seasonal jobs to people of all backgrounds and skill levels. Amazon noted that all Amazon jobs in the U.S., including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to […]

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This Is the Least Educated City in the Country

Educational attainment in America affects a number of aspects of life. Among them are lifelong income, poverty, where people live, and sometimes where their children go to school. Low income may mean people don’t even have enough for food. People without a high school education are generally worse off in terms of these outcomes. And while people with a high […]

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