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New York State officially decriminalizes Marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter Wednesday (Aug. 28) to announce a New York State law has gone into effect which will decriminalize the use of marijuana. “Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all,” Cuomo’s statement read. “By […]

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Volkswagen to invest $577 million in Brazil auto plant

(Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will invest 2.4 billion reais ($577 million) in one of its Brazil factories, Sao Paulo state governor Joao Doria said on Thursday during a visit to the automaker’s headquarters in Germany. Sao Paulo state is the heart of Brazil’s auto industry, although its relevance has been in decline in recent years […]

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Fed rejects call to deny Trump rate cuts

(Reuters) – The U.S. central bank on Tuesday rejected a call from a former Federal Reserve policymaker to counter President Donald Trump’s trade agenda by refusing to “play along” and denying the president the interest rate cuts he has demanded. “The Federal Reserve’s policy decisions are guided solely by its congressional mandate to maintain price […]

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Trump asks Supreme Court to allow full enforcement of asylum crackdown

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a court order preventing the government from fully enforcing a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. California-based U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar last month issued a nationwide injunction blocking the rule, which requires […]