Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks lead Asian markets higher

Hong Kong stocks opened solidly higher Wednesday, leading a mostly up day across Asian markets. Japan’s Nikkei stock index was the region’s laggard. In Hong Kong the market was rebounding from Monday’s sharp selling following a Tuesday holiday. The Hang Seng Index HSI, +1.04%  rose 0.5%, while the China Enterprises Index is up 0.7%. The […]

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Exclusive: Largest Canadian province to unveil retail cannabis rules this week

Canada’s largest province is set to unveil a new law this week that will shape the future of cannabis legalization in Ontario, sources told MarketWatch on Tuesday, addressing the open question about how the substance will be sold in retail shops in the country’s most populous province. Ontario has not yet created guidelines for how […]

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Walt Disney World’s ticket prices will vary, depending on what date you visit

In a bid to smooth out crowd levels over the year, Walt Disney World has released plans to begin pricing tickets for its theme parks based on dates. Already, ticket prices vary depending on whether people book during “value,” “regular,” or “peak” seasons. Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Disney parks executives […]

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How Weight Watchers’ skinnier name could fatten its customer base

They’re losing part of their name, but they could gain a lot of customers as a result. Weight Watchers WTW, -3.40%   announced Monday that it’s slimming down its name to just “WW,” with the tagline “Wellness that works.” It’s the latest in a wave of changes the 55-year-old company has rolled out recently, including […]

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Aurora Cannabis is becoming the Berkshire Hathaway of pot

Canada-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. tripled its revenue thanks to bigger weed sales in the final quarter of its fiscal year, but the pot producer’s profit gains were mostly the result of a different business: investing in other marijuana companies. Canadian cannabis stocks have been soaring of late, as the country prepares to fully legalize the […]

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This D.C. lawyer is suing his former girlfriend for the return of a $100,000 engagement ring

You can’t put a price on love, but you can put a price on a breakup: $100,000. Ryan Strasser, an associate with Troutman Sanders law firm in Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit this week in the U.S. District Court in D.C. against his former fiancée, Sarah Jones Dickens, asking for the return of a 4.06-carat, […]

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The Wall Street Journal: Argentina’s central-bank president resigns as the country struggles to stave off crisis

Argentina central bank President Luis Caputo resigned less than four months into his post as the government struggles to contain economic turmoil and social unrest while it renegotiates a bailout with the International Monetary Fund. Caputo on Tuesday cited personal reasons for his departure amid reports of disputes with the IMF over Argentina’s exchange-rate policy. […]

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Outside the Box: 3 fresh Instagram worries for Facebook investors as Zuckerberg faces his biggest test

The departure of Instagram’s founders marks a pivotal and potentially perilous moment for Facebook. It has long been rumored that Kevin Systrom, who maintained an iron grip as chief product officer of the Facebook FB, -0.30%  subsidiary, aggressively defended his fast-growing and youthful fanbase from desires to include more ads on the platform. The departure […]

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Market Snapshot: Stock gauges close mostly lower as Fed decision looms

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Tuesday amid subdued activity as investors limited big bets ahead of the Federal Reserve’s monetary-policy decision on Wednesday. Concerns about continuing trade tensions lingered, further capping the market’s upside momentum. How did major benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.26% fell 69.84 points, or 0.3%, to 26,492.21 and […]

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Cannabis stocks surge, fueled by earnings, investments and bullish analyst comments

Cannabis-industry stocks traded mostly higher Tuesday, as an upbeat profit report, a $10 million investment and a bullish analyst report helped trigger renewed interest in the sector. The U.S.-listed shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. ACBFF, +3.69% ACB, +3.34% sclimbed 2.9% toward an eight-month high in afternoon trade, with volume of 17.3 million shares nearly double […]

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