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    When the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, Oregon joined Colorado, Alaska and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana use. The people of Oregon have always had kind of a reputation for being marijuana enthusiasts, so it really came as no surprise when Measure 91 passed this past November with 56% of the vote. -- Decreases in crime of as much as 10% or more. -- Higher tax revenue.

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    Yelp is down significantly today on news that the company has decided not to pursue a sale. This move makes fabulous sense from an objective perspective, as the stock is no longer at the $100 level, when a sale was contemplated by the company, and Goldman Sachs (GS) was hired to find a buyer. This article is commentary by an independent contributor.

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    Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) were down 0.89% to $53.71 in late afternoon trading Thursday, after TheStreet's Jim Cramer, Portfolio Manager of theAction Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio said he's not ready to call a bottom in Macau-related casino stocks on CNBC's Mad Money last night. He noted that there is speculation Chinese casinos in Macau may be bottoming.

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    An anemic June jobs growth number is being characterized as "healthy," "solid" and,.. fill in your favorite euphemism. The decline in the official unemployment rate to 5.3% to 5.5% was entirely due to a decline in the already historically-low labor force participation rate to levels last seen in the late 1970s.

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    It would have been nice and easy just to hide behind the bearish recap of the month, but that's not what accountability is all about. While some stocks may now be lower than when they were first anointed bullish, if they rose initially to a target or even hung around in profitable territory for quite a while, then I view those as "C" or better.

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    For the hundreds of thousands of travelers loading up the family car and heading out on the road this holiday weekend, the news is fantastic: Gas prices are significantly lower than they were last year. But the longer-term takeaway is probably to enjoy these lower prices because likely we won't see gas prices this low ever again.

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    The economy will strengthen, extending the bull market in stocks. The first half of 2015 carried a full year's worth of financial news. There was the rise and fall of Chinese equities, the threat of Europe imploding on a Greek default and Silicon Valley insiders acknowledging that the technology sector is looking bubbly.

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    College football fans were finally rewarded with a new spin on college football's national title game, as the first ever College Football Playoff debuted in 2014. Coming off that success, anticipation is high for 2015's slate of games. But when it comes to college football, nothing replaces being there. 6. Georgia Bulldogs at Florida Gators, 10/31/2015 Avg: $462.20 Get-in: $110.

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    It's tough to trade a situation like the Greece crisis, because the headlines and the posturing in the negotiations are constantly changing and often surprising. So let's forget about the headlines and the images of lines at ATMs and use smart technical analysis to find a way to make objective trading decisions.

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    With debt totaling more than $25 billion from the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund and Greek treasury bills due within this year, the referendum on July 5 will decide whether Greeks accept or reject the bailout proposal offered by Greece's European and IMF creditors.

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    Tesla stock traded up at the open today, as Tesla reported 11,507 cars delivered in the June quarter, beating revised expectations. Earlier in the year, Tesla's goal was to deliver 40% of its 55,000 full-year guidance in the first half of the year. To be sure, Tesla's valuation doesn't depend on a variance of even 1,000 cars.

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    Three key events in the biotech sector are slated to occur this summer, Mizuho Securities previewed in a note to investors today. WHAT TO WATCH: Data for Clovis' rociletinib lung cancer treatment is expected by the firm to be released September 6-9, Mizuho analyst Peter Lawson wrote.

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    Teladoc (TDOC)  stock jumped 50% in the company's first day of trading Wednesday as investors gobbled up shares of the first so-called telehealth company to go public. Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic said the technology may be better but the underlying business has actually been around for ages. "Doctors and patients have been seeing each other whether in person or remotely for generations," said Gorevic.

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    Who is Robert Prechter, and why should investors care that he is warning them to be on high alert for a potential collapse in the stock market? The president of Elliott Wave International, Prechter may not be a household name on Main Street, but he's widely known on Wall Street as the foremost authority on the Elliott Wave principle, a forecasting methodology used by generations of technical analysts that is based on the belief that financial markets trend in five waves, and retrace...

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    China's Communist government -- known for its tight control over the economy -- is largely taking a hands-off approach to the plunging stock market. Chinese authorities appear to be taking short-term steps, such as delaying IPOs, to ease the free-fall in stocks since mid-June.