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Lyft Launches Scooter Biz in Denver

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Lyft launched its scooter business in Denver on Thursday, the first market for the company as it expands beyond ride-hailing and into other means of transportation. Lyft is one of a handful of companies to receive permits from city officials to operate a dockless scooter or bike-share business. TechCrunch   …

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Cannabis Sellers Applaud New Illinois Law

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Medical cannabis sellers in the Chicago area are lauding a new Illinois law that will eventually allow patients who might be prescribed an opioid-based painkiller to qualify for medical marijuana as an alternative. The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program has the potential to expand marijuana access to patients who have been, …

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Strong Job Growth Continues, Unemployment Rate Unchanged

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The unemployment rate remained unchanged in August near a historic low of 3.9 percent as the U.S. saw another strong month of hiring, the government reported Friday. The economy added 201,000 jobs, slightly above analysts’ estimates for the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many analysts were particularly …

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Doomsday Escape Plans: New Zealand

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Seven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have purchased bunkers from Rising S Co. and planted them in New Zealand in the past two years, said Gary Lynch, the manufacturer’s general manager. At the first sign of an apocalypse — nuclear war, a killer germ, a French Revolution-style uprising targeting the 1 percent …

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