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Marijuana, Mainstream Converge in Colorado Tourism Concerns

| By Kristen Wyatt | Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
In Colorado, there's mounting anxiety that ski towns have embraced stoner culture a little too much, potentially damaging the state's tourism brand.

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Teen "Investor" Admits Telling Elaborate Lie About Making $72 Million

| Dec 17
Stuyvesant High School student Mohammed Islam told New York Magazine he made $72 million investing in the stock market. After much hype, the self-described teen tycoon now admits to the New York Observer that he made it all up.

Updates at U.S. Border Crossing Thrill Commuters

| By Elliot Spagat | Dec 17
Waits to enter San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico, during the morning rush have dropped to less than 45 minutes from two hours since vehicle lanes were added in September.

Secretive Groups Poured $25 M Into State Elections

| By Philip Elliott | Dec 17
The Center for Public Integrity analysis also showed that the secretive outside groups were quite successful, exceeding the victory rates of groups that disclose their donors.

Russians Flock to Stores to Pre-empt Price Rises

| By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Dec 17
As the government considered ways to ease the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised fears of a bank run, many Russians were buying cars and home appliances - in some cases in record numbers.

Study: Hotter Days in US Mean Less Cold Cash

| By Seth Borenstein | Dec 16
Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics.

Analysis: Spending Bill a Triumph of Divided Gov't

| By David Espo | Dec 15
After drawing opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, the $1.1 trillion spending bill cleared for President Barack Obama's signature stands as a triumph of divided government.

At UN Climate Talks, A Crack in Rich-Poor Barrier

| By Karl Ritter | Dec 15
A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in Paris.

UK Airspace Manager Calls Glitch Unprecedented

| By Danica Kirka | Dec 15
An unprecedented computer systems failure touched off the recent mayhem that caused delays and canceled flights for thousands of passengers, the U.K.-based air traffic management company said Saturday.

Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns for States

| By David A. Lieb | Dec 13
Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads.

Appeals Court Deals Blow to US in Insider Cases

| By Larry Neumeister | Dec 12
A federal appeals court dealt a blow to the government's success in insider trading prosecutions Wednesday by reversing two convictions with a decision that also jeopardizes a third.

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