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CHICAGO - The cannabis industry in the U.S. has long been centered around states like Colorado and Oregon, but now, marijuana sales in Illinois and its neighboring states east of the Mississippi River are poised to rival those out west. The U.S. cannabis market is staring down massive growth, with sales that are expected to reach $22.7 billion by 2023, including $16.8 billion in recreational ...

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LOS ANGELES - Scammers aren't dumb - they stick with what works. It's always interesting, though, when a classic ruse gets dressed up in new clothes. In this case, we're looking at a variation on a well-traveled bogus-check scam, rejiggered to attract people open to pimping their rides for advertising purposes. Pay attention to how this works because it's a con you'll almost certainly see ...

One aspect of American life that President Trump never tires of taking credit for is economic growth - specifically, job growth. So you won't hear him pointing out the disturbing discrepancy in the employment figures between white and black workers. Economists and economic commentators have started to notice however, because it's hard to miss. Over the last several months, as the white ...

Elon Musk's growth story is looking more like a fable as Tesla Inc. enters survival mode. Just over two weeks ago, Musk boasted to stock analysts and big investors that the company was on course to reach half a trillion dollars in market value. Since then, Tesla's stock price has dropped 19.5%, vaporizing $8.8 billion in market value. The remaining $36-billion market capitalization is 7% of ...

NEW YORK - For Columbia Sportswear Co., President Donald Trump's escalating trade war has snatched away the most finite resource of all: time. Although the outdoor-gear maker was largely spared financial pain in the first tariff rounds, the dispute has still sucked up hours and resources that it hadn't planned for. Budget meetings and strategy sessions have been getting derailed by the ...