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CBD business expanding with legalized hemp

Lance Jones said he noticed with interest when Ohio passed Senate Bill 57, legalizing hemp production and removing hemp from the controlled substances list at the end of July.
The 33-year-old Akron native and former Kirby salesman had heard about a few ex-Kirby folks who were opening up a hemp-based CBD business in Texas. When he ... (full story)

Who's buying?

Q: When lots of investors sell a stock, its price drops. I get that. But who is buying all those shares? -- P.L., Santa Barbara, California
A: There's generally a buyer for every share that's sold. You can think of the stock market as an auction, where stocks trade at prices that buyers are willing to pay and sellers are willing ... (full story)

Liz Weston: In 'SIM swap,' criminals really have your number

If you're not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified.
This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts, confiscate your email, delete your data and take over your social media p ... (full story)

Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael

Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. (AP) — The sunsets are a sight to behold in Joe Leonard's neck of the woods these days. A year ago, lush stands of towering pines obscured the horizon, he said as he drove his pickup along a dusty Florida Panhandle road. Now, fields of thick grass mask row after row of stumps decaying into the soil that has s ... (full story)

US consumer prices unchanged in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overall consumer prices were unchanged in September as a big decline in energy costs offset small gains in other areas.
The flat reading in the Consumer Price Index for September followed a tiny 0.1% August increase and left prices over the past 12 months rising at a modest annual rate of 1.7%, the Labor D ... (full story)