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As California legalizes pot, laws collide at US checkpoints

As California legalizes pot, laws collide at US checkpoints

PINE VALLEY, Calif. — California legalized marijuana for recreational use Monday, Jan. 1, but that won’t stop federal agents from seizing the drug — even in tiny amounts — on busy freeways and backcountry highways.
Marijuana possession still will be prohibited at eight Border Patrol checkpoints in Californ ... (full story)


FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.
The Thursday vote at the Federal Communications Commission will likely usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. ... (full story)


80 years after hemp was outlawed, major expansion eyed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is eyeing a major expansion of its resurgent industrial hemp industry, offering more than three times the number of permits currently issued as part of a pilot program.
Hemp, once a major cash crop used to make rope and other textiles, returned to the state last year as the state approved ... (full story)


Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

NEW YORK — Some women, and men, worry the same climate that’s emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues.
Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors a young female staffer.(full story)


What money experts are telling clients post-election

No outcome is ever truly assured, as everyone in America now knows. We can’t predict what our new president will do, or Congress, or the economy or the markets.
All that uncertainty, though, means it’s a good time to review your investments to see if they still match your goals. If so, you probably shouldn’t cha ... (full story)