These 3 surprising stocks are held in ESG funds

2019-02-11

Individual investors often rely on a company’s reputation to judge its performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Institutional investors, by contrast, tend to take a more methodical approach in analyzing whether companies earn a favorable do-gooder rating. But investors might express surprise at some of the stocks thatRead More →

How marijuana companies can profit without selling pot

2019-02-10

Recreational marijuana is a new industry, which can lead to financial oddities. One of the most strange is that pot companies can claim profit based on little more than a guess about how much their cannabis is actually worth. International accounting rules followed by the top Canadian pot producers requireRead More →

This surprising hack could help you eat 30% fewer calories

2019-02-09

Weigh your dessert options carefully. Choosing an indulgent, high-calorie dessert — rather than something like fruit — could be a secret to eating fewer calories, according to research published online Thursday by the American Psychological Association. Researchers put either a healthy dessert like fresh fruit or a less healthy dessertRead More →

The perfect sip for a polar vortex

2019-02-02

The bottles: Inniskillin Icewine Niagara Estate (375 ml), $55 for 2017 Vidal, $80 for Gold Vidal 2016 The back story: What is the perfect sip for a polar vortex? Most folks would say a steaming mug of hot cocoa. But we think about wine — icewine, to be exact. AsRead More →

Green Growth makes hostile bid for Aphria official

2019-01-22

U.S.-based cannabis producer Green Growth Brands Inc. made a formal offer to Aphria Inc. shareholders to acquire the company Tuesday, nearly four weeks after the Ohio company originally announced plans for the bid. Green Growth GGBXF, +6.94%  offered Aphria APHA, +5.99% APHA, -4.94%  shareholders 1.5714 shares of Green Growth stockRead More →

Al Roker vs. Jillian Michaels: Who’s right about the Keto diet?

2019-01-18

There’s a major smackdown going on between Al Roker, weatherman and presenter on NBC’s CMCSA, +0.67%  ”The Today Show” and “The Biggest Loser” fitness trainer Jillian Michaels. The subject: The fashionable ultra-low-carb “Keto” diet. Roker follows it, along with a host of other celebrities. Michaels says it’s bad news. “SoRead More →

FDA has cut back on food inspections because of shutdown

2019-01-09

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has dramatically curtailed inspections of domestic food-processing facilities during the partial government shutdown, though it is now trying to resume work at the most high-risk sites. Since the shutdown began in late December, the FDA has conducted some types of essential food inspections, including atRead More →

Your no B.S. guide to losing weight in the New Year

2019-01-01

Want to lose weight in 2019? It’s time to cut the crap. And that’s not just the junk food sabotaging your diet, or the time suckers keeping you from working out. We’re also talking about the fad diets, fitness trends and questionable studies that have made reaching and maintaining aRead More →

Ring in 2019 with these freebies and discounts

2018-12-31

Celebrating the holidays can be expensive, but marking the start of 2019 doesn’t have to be. Some food chains, ride share services and retailers are offering deals discounts and free stuff — not just free advice on sticking with New Year’s resolutions. The promos are welcome news. The holidays canRead More →