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Written by Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks

weedThis is the first appearance of a marijuana stock on the touts list, but I can assure you it won't be the last. I plan to give the sector increasing coverage as it continues to mature. In that regard, I'd informally mentioned a potential 'mechanical' trade taking shape a week ago in Weed, Inc (OTCPink:BUDZ), a firm that aspires to be a giant in the business as cannabis becomes increasingly legal across the U.S.

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What We Read Today 22 January 2018

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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A Fly in the Economic Ointment?

by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

The holidays are fading from memory, and 2018 is off to a good start, economically speaking. Most of the forecasts I've read expect a good year - not a blockbuster year or a horrendous one, but a mild pickup that ought to satisfy investors. Even the bears seem less confident than usual.

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Infographic Of The Day: Truck Accident Statistics In The U.S.

A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds.

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Video of the Day:

This will be the sexiest open marriage ever. A wedding party asks prank victims to take a picture, but little do these victims know they are actually going about to be hit on and seduced. First the beautiful blushing bride gives her number with a wink to the photographers; then the priest gets in on the action!


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Current Weather Outlook

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The main focus of this report is the NOAA February, Three-Month and 15-Month Forecasts, the JAMSTEC Three-Season Forecast, and a comparison of the JAMSTEC with the NOAA forecast. There are some areas of agreement for the first season (Spring) and then more divergence for Summer. NOAA only addresses temperature for next Winter while JAMSTEC forecasts a dry West and a wet East. The differences in the forecasts are due to relatively small differences in the estimates of the timing of the demise of the La Nina Conditions and the forecasts for what follows for this coming Summer and Winter. We address the possibility that NOAA is behind the curve re the ENSO Transition.

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'Dreamers' Could Give US Economy - And Even American Workers - A Boost

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Amy Hsin, City University of New York

Earlier this month, hopes were high that a bipartisan deal could be reached to resolve the fate of the 'Dreamers,' the millions of undocumented youth who were brought to the U.S. as children.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Average Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 22 January 2018 Up One Cent

Average gasoline prices rose 1.1 cents this past week following the previous week's 3.4 cent rise.


Average prices by region and a breakdown by grade follow after "Read more....".

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