Damian Paletta, The Washington Post Published 11:42 am PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 John Muller walks through his pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay. Marijuana growers are interested in partnering with Daylight Farms, and he has the potential to earn millions. John Muller walks through his pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay. Marijuana growers are interested in partnering with Daylight Farms, and he has the potential to earn millions. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Ricky Carioti Eda and John Muller grow dozens of pumpkin varieties and take part in a festival that draws thousands of tourists to their small community each year. Eda and John Muller grow dozens of pumpkin varieties and take part in a festival that draws thousands of tourists to their small community each year. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Ricky Carioti John Muller listens as his … [Read more...] about In Half Moon Bay, can pot save the pumpkin farm?
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The Nissan Qashqai is one of the most popular subcompact crossover SUVs in the world. In Europe, it’s Nissan’s most popular model by a wide margin. The Qashqai is sold in the US as the Rogue Sport. Earlier this year, we drove a Rogue Sport in the US and found it to be a pleasant vehicle, but underpowered. Recently, we drove a 2018 Qashqai diesel that really impressed us with its strong performance and driving dynamics. In the UK, the Nissan Qashqai starts at £19,300 while the US Rogue Sports starts $US22,110. Qashqai. Nissan Qashqai. Pronounced Kash kai, the subcompact crossover SUV has long been both a sales and critical success in the UK and Europe. Last month, Qashqai was not only Nissan’s top-selling vehicle in Europe, it out-sold the brand’s next four most popular models combined. The Qashqai is named after the nomadic Qashqai people of Iran. After years of waiting, Nissan finally brought the second generation Qashqai to the US in 2017 as … [Read more...] about We drove Nissan’s best-selling car in Europe and it’s a reminder that America is missing out
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print NEW YORK — After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn’t expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices and other costs will slow down growth in company profits. Stocks climbed in early trading as companies like Caterpillar, appliance maker Whirlpool, and Fifth Third Bancorp posted strong quarterly results. Then Caterpillar executives told analysts on a conference call in the late morning that they don’t expect the company to report a larger per-share profit for the rest of 2018. Other industrial, technology and basic materials companies also took sharp losses. The S&P 500 index sank 35.73 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,634.56. The Dow Jones industrial average finished with a loss of 424.56 points, or 1.7 percent, to … [Read more...] about Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400
Illustration by Marco VenturaWith the end of the Cold War, the former Soviet Union and its allies, as well as China, India, and Latin America, opened their closed markets to foreign investment in a cascading fashion. Although this significant economic and social transformation has offered vast new growth opportunities for multinational corporations (MNCs), its promise has yet to be realized. First, the prospect of millions of “middle-class” consumers in developing countries, clamoring for products from MNCs, was wildly oversold. To make matters worse, the Asian and Latin American financial crises have greatly diminished the attractiveness of emerging markets. As a consequence, many MNCs worldwide slowed investments and began to rethink risk–reward structures for these markets. This retreat could become even more pronounced in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States last September. The lackluster nature of most MNCs’ emerging-market strategies over … [Read more...] about The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
British credit card holders owe an average of £2,000 on their plastic. To clear a debt of £2,000 on a card with an interest rate of 17% will take two years assuming a monthly repayment of £100. To clear that £2,000 with a monthly payment of a more affordable £30 (at 17%) will take 17 YEARS. But people are turning to other ways of borrowing, including payday lenders, friends, family, store cards and other loans for cars - even day-to-day living costs. Life saver: 50 ways to leave your debts behind. According to one survey, average household debt stands at around £13,000. To clear a debt of £13,000 at a modest 6% interest with a monthly repayment of £100 will also take around 17 years to clear.We’ve run out of money. By Richard Browning There are, however, plenty of simple ways to make significant savings on your regular spending that could clear your debt in less than a year. Here are... This is Money's top 50 … [Read more...] about 50 ways to save money: Simple steps to cut what you spend