As state begins legal sales next month, sky-high taxes and lack of product could mean prices twice as much as what smokers pay on the black market.
The central banker is no cheerleader on the economy, citing the same 'uncertainty' that many Americans feel.
Employers are slashing major medical plan options even more and shifting costs to employees, who must find alternatives such as opening HSAs.
The expanded offerings help make the service attractive, even after a $20 price hike earlier this year.
Middle-class shoppers are spending less on apparel, but sales of accessories are robust.
The shoemaker is making inroads into the world of soccer marketing, where Adidas has long been the dominant brand.
The percentage of federal employees younger than 30 hit an 8-year low in 2013.
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