680 arrested in Mississippi in largest U.S. immigration raids in a decade

MORTON, Miss. — U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino border city where a man linked to an online screed about a “Hispanic invasion” […]

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‘Meatless meat’ defenders sue Mississippi for violating free-speech

ACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.” The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state’s Republican agriculture commissioner, Andy Gipson, was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and the Illinois-based Upton’s Naturals Co. […]

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Bananas as you know them may be slipping toward extinction

Bananas as we know them could become extinct due to numerous factors like climate change, insect infestations, poor soil quality and plant pathogens. The most popular banana subgroup, the Cavendish banana, is in danger and its demise could change our diets forever. Nicolas Roux, a scientist at Bioversity International in France and leader of the organization’s banana-genetics resources, told Live […]

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Canopy Growth stuns with news that co-CEO Bruce Linton is out

Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp stunned the market Wednesday with the news that its co-Chief Executive Bruce Linton is stepping down from his role and will leave the board. The company CGC, -0.79% , WEED, -1.89% which is the biggest cannabis company by market capitalization thanks to a $4 billion investment from Corona beer distributor Constellation Brands Inc.STZ, -0.52% said Mark […]

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Medicine Man Technologies to sell up to $14 million of stock to PE firm Dye Capital

Medicine Man Technologies Inc. MDCL, +9.43% said Thursday it has entered a share sale agreement with private-equity firm Dye Capital & Co. for up to $14 million. The Denver, Colorado-based company will use the funds to finance growth and pending acquisitions, that include research and phytopharmaceuticals company Medicine Man Denver, Los Sueños Farms and cannabis products maker Mesa Organics. Two […]

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CannTrust shares soar after surprise profit as CEO says production goals are on track

CannTrust Holdings Inc. shares soared Tuesday, after the Canadian cannabis company posted a surprise quarterly profit and said it’s on track with a production goal of 50,000 kg of annual capacity by the third quarter. The U.S.-listed shares CTST, +8.73%TRST, +9.11% rose 12% to bring their year-to-date gains to 33%. Vaughan, Ontario-based CannTrust said it had net income of C$12.8 million […]

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Grocery Outlet files for IPO

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. has filed for an initial public offering, according to a Monday filing. The Emeryville, Calif.-based discount grocer filed to sell $100 million in shares, although that figure is often a placeholder used to calculate filing fees. The company’s sales grew to $2.3 billion in 2018 from $2.1 billion in 2017, according to the filing. Per-share profit […]

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Del Taco stock falls, company blames Q1 miss on weather, delayed Lent

Shares of Del Taco Restaurants Inc. TACO, +6.17% fell nearly 6% in the extended session Monday after the fast-food chain missed profit expectations, saying its comparable-restaurant sales and transactions were "adversely impacted" by bad weather in California and throughout the West as well as a delayed Lenten season. Del Taco earned $1.4 million, or 4 cents a share, in the […]

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