Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

California prepares for fight over soda tax in 2020 election

In addition, the CMA along with CDA measure seeks to unwind the state legislature’s compromise reached in June with the beverage industry. of which might amend the state constitution to allow completely new local taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks. The proposal still needs the signature of 585,407 registered voters to qualify for the 2020 ballot. Proponents have until early March 2019 ...

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to retire by company he co-founded: NYT

Alibaba commenced as an online marketplace for businesses to sell their products to additional businesses. however in which did not take off until in which began the Taobao marketplace in 2003, which merchants used to sell goods directly to consumers. Alibaba later rolled out Alipay, an online payment service, to facilitate transactions in a country where few people had credit ...

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Air Force is usually looking into Elon Musk’s pot smoking: Source

SpaceX did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment. Late Thursday, Musk smoked marijuana along with also sipped whiskey during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast — fueling concerns about his recreational drug use. He discussed a wide range of topics including his tweeting behavior, his Boring Co.’s flamethrowers, along with also “neuralink” devices in which could connect brains ...

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Ariana Grande ‘Devastated’ by Mac Miller’s Death, Source Says (Exclusive)

Following the news of Mac Miller’s death through an apparent overdose on Friday, a source tells ET which his ex, Ariana Grande, can be “devastated” by the tragic news. “Although the two ended their relationship, Ariana always shared a deep connection with Mac along with wanted nothing however the best for him,” the source added of the couple, who announced their split ...

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Sarepta CEO has big ambition for muscular dystrophy gene therapy

Sarepta Therapeutics CEO Doug Ingram told CNBC on Friday he includes a “big ambition” to get the company’s Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy to patients as quickly as possible. He wants Sarepta to be in a position to start dosing children from the approval trial by the end of This particular year. “We have a big ambition to potentially be ...

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Casts First Gay Male Surgeon

Grey’s Anatomy is actually getting its first gay male surgeon.  Alex Landi will join the ABC drama in a recurring role as Dr. Nico Kim in season 15, ET confirms. The actor, who is actually half Korean as well as half Italian, will make his first appearance in which fall, according to TVLine, who was first to report the news.  ...

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Turkey begins constructing site for Russian missile system

U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr. A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter approaches at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Turkey, an F-35 program partner, can be currently slated to receive two of the jets. which delivery of Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation jets can be the start of what Ankara hopes will eventually amount to 100 ...

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US proposal aims to be alternative to China investment in Asia

“The U.S. can be increasingly concerned about China’s efforts inside region, the types of investments they are generating, what This specific’s doing to different economies along with what This specific’s doing for China’s strategic interests,” echoed Clete Willems, special assistant to the president for international trade, investment along with development at the National Security Council. “We want to find a ...

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Burt Reynolds’ 9 Most Iconic Roles: by ‘Smokey along with also also the Bandit’ to ‘Boogie Nights’

Following a career of which spanned 60 years, film along with also also TV icon Burt Reynolds died on Thursday, leaving behind a rich cinematic legacy filled with charismatic scoundrels, white-knuckle car chases along with also also a lot of folksy Southern charm. While Reynolds has hundreds of acting credits to his name — appearing in dozens of TV shows ...

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Twitter sheds another 6% following CEO Jack Dorsey’s testimony

Drew Angerer | Getty Images Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence in use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.  Shares of Twitter shed another 6 percent Thursday, adding to the stock’s 6 percent dip Wednesday, during CEO Jack Dorsey’s week in Washington. The ...

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