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Should firms that finance the pot industry really be drug-testing employees?

There’s nothing like a growth industry to excite investors and financiers. Just look at the cannabis business, which is expected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide in the coming years and is already on a streak in the stock market. Financing companies that grow weed or make related products should be a no-brainer for banks. Yet doing so in the US is risky. Not ... Read More »

‘Slow, unreliable, expensive’ – What the internet is really like in rural France

Many people reported frustration at slow internet speeds. Photo: As a study reveals that the government is unlikely to hit its target to roll out high speed internet to rural areas by 2022, we ask readers living in the countryside what their services are really like. The study by consumer group UFC Que Choisir said that nearly 10 per cent of the ... Read More »

Is ‘Candy Crush’ really worth more than ‘Star Wars’?

Even in a world of start-up unicorns and big mergers, Activision-Blizzard’s $5.9 billion buyout of King Digital is a head turner. The purchase price is more than five times what Amazon spent on game streaming site Twitch. It’s roughly triple the $2 billion Facebookpaid for Oculus last March. It blows past the $2.5 billion Microsoft paid for “Minecraft” creator Mojang ... Read More »

Is Apple really as cheap as it looks?

“Apple is cheap” has long been a Wall Street cliché. It’s now become an increasingly desperate plea of shareholders unable to understand why the most profitable company in history seems valued by the stock market as if it’s a mediocre business. With a decline of nearly 5 percent, to just above $95 Wednesday following a mixed earnings report and sober ... Read More »