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Spotted Lanternfly, Christmas tree bug, could ruin NYC parks

Bah hum-bug! An invasive foreign insect may be hitching rides on fresh-cut Christmas trees from out of state, which could wreak havoc on Central Park and other green areas of the Big Apple, US Sen. Chuck Schumer warned Sunday. The Spotted Lanternfly – an inch-long planthopper native to China and parts of southeast Asia – has infested Pennsylvania and parts …

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Cronos Group vs. Scotts Miracle-Gro – The Motley Fool

Buy the big momentum or buy the big pullback? Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) and Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG) . Shares of Cronos are up more than 45% so far in 2018, while Scotts stock has plunged around 40% year to date. Another question you might ask is whether to invest in a pure play marijuana stock (Cronos) or a top …

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The time is on an employment spree under new ownership

The company posted 25 workplaces, including 20 for editorial roles, last week. A spokesman said that more will soon follow for roles in technology, sales and marketing. The rent group comes after Salesforces CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne announced in September that they bought the 190 million dollar newspaper from Meredith Corp. Edward Felsenthals editor told CNN's Brian …

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Renault urges Nissan to call a general meeting after Nissan Prosecution

Paris Renault SA RNO -2.49% presses Nissan Motor NSANY -1.54% to open a discussion in the balance of power over the Japanese car maker after prosecutors charged their former president Carlos Ghosn and the Japanese company with financial misconception. Thierry Bolloré, Vice President of Renault, who owns 44% of Nissan, sent a letter dated December 14 to Nissan's CEO Hiroto …

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Parrot uses Amazon Alexa to order items while owner is away

A parrot in the United Kingdom that was once kicked out of the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary for swearing too much is at it again. Rocco, an African Gray Parrot, reportedly learned how to use Alexa to order watermelon and strawberries. He also tried to order light bulbs, ice cream and a kite. Marion Wischnewski, who works at the …

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California abandons plan to tax text messages

California Public Utilities Commission said that a new FCC ruling prevented the state from charging a tax on text plans. The state hoped to be able to add new monthly fees to wireless customers' bills to increase funds for programs that provide connection to child residences. Regulators were scheduled to vote on the operation on January 10, 2019. The FCC …

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California transit agencies have 21 years to build zero-emission buses

Enlarge / One of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority's 79 electric buses. Megan Geuss On Friday, the California Air Resources Board CARB) unanimously approved a regulation that would force the state's public transport agencies to build zero-emission fleets by 2040. According to San Francisco Chronicle the regulation would also prohibit transit agencies to invest in diesel or gas buses after …

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