Entrepreneurship

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 photo, marijuana plants grow at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)
May 19, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and...
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SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks at an event to announce the name of the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 17, 2018 - 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on SpaceX's announcement of the first private moon flight passenger (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says he will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on a weeklong journey to circumnavigate the...
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July 04, 2018 - 9:25 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More is the key word for the 2018 Essence Festival as it gears up for fans planning to descend upon New Orleans over the 4th of July holiday weekend for its 24th cultural explosion. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., said since the first festival was held...
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July 03, 2018 - 1:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media startup Uzabase is acquiring Quartz, a New York-based online business news platform, from Atlantic Media. Uzabase's deal with the U.S. media company is valued at between $75 million and $110 million, depending on Quartz's financial performance, and expected to close...
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Investors attend the OurCrowd Global Summit in Jerusalem, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved launched his OurCrowd funding platform by billing it as a novel way to enable individual investors to get a piece of the action on the country's vibrant start-up scene, traditionally the playground of well-heeled venture funds. Five years later, his firm has blossomed into a $650 million behemoth. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
February 01, 2018 - 9:40 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved launched his OurCrowd funding platform five years ago, he billed it as a novel way to give individual investors a piece of the action on the country's vibrant start-up scene, traditionally the playground of well-heeled venture funds...
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December 26, 2017 - 8:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two tech entrepreneurs, including a man who invested in the film studio that made the "Twilight" movies, were convicted of fraud on Tuesday in New York. A federal jury convicted Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, 45, and Omar Amanat, 44, of all charges after a six-week trial. The convictions...
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General view of Slush 2017 event in Helsinki, Finland, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Al Gore has kicked off the two-day Slush conference, one of Europe's largest startup events in Finland, where 2,600 companies and some 1,500 investors are gathering to network and negotiate funding. (Vesa Moilanen/ Lehtikuva via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 10:56 am
HELSINKI (AP) — One of Europe's largest startup events opened Thursday in Finland, with 2,600 companies and 1,500 investors networking and negotiating funding, as the region looks to ramp up an industry that has long struggled to compete with the tech giants of the U.S. The two-day Slush conference...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left watches as U.S. presidential adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump presses the button on a robot during the opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 28, 2017 - 11:12 pm
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit. But her solo outing also highlighted questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions. Trump's...
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September 30, 2017 - 9:20 am
BOSTON (AP) — Rapper Kendrick Lamar and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the celebrities, athletes and business leaders heading to Boston for Forbes' Under 30 Summit. The four-day event focused on technology and business starts Sunday and runs through Wednesday. It includes panel discussions,...
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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 Summit, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 08, 2017 - 3:55 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's second official visit to Europe (all times local): 9:45 a.m. First Daughter Ivanka Trump and the World Bank are rolling out a new fund that aims to help female entrepreneurs access capital, financing and other support. World Bank Group...
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