The specter of the Model 3 without tax credits looms as Tesla talks about "compelling" value sans incentives and Tesla salespeople reportedly warn customers.

The Model 3, sans rebates: The Tesla Model 3 has been designed to be affordable without federal and state tax credits, the EV maker said in its most recent investor newsletter.

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He takes us from the beginning of the credit card revolution (including the credit card’s hometown of Fresno, California) to how both information and money travel through the five parties involved in every credit card transaction… which now drive our daily lives.

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In the world of irrigation technology, one eight-year old startup is rising to the top of the competitive pack. Denver-based SWIIM System - formally known as the Sustainable Water and Innovative Irrigation Management System - has software that creates a crop-water budget based on data collected over 60 times an hour and also allows growers to track water usage in real-time.

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The cuisine of our southern neighbor has been ingrained in our culture since the early 20th century. With the ability to filter for cuisine as well as restaurants with available menu data, we easily found several thousand records to start our investigation.

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In the summer of 2016 -- well before, but in anticipation of, the presidential election -- I got an invitation to speak in the small California central coast town of Santa Maria (south of San Luis Obispo, north of Santa Barbara).

I arrived in Santa Maria with some good news and bad.

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As more states legalize cannabis for recreational use, edibles will become a huge market for entrepreneurs. In California alone, consumers gobbled up more than $180 million worth of marijuana-infused food and drinks last year, 10% of the state’s cannabis sales, according to Arcview Market Research.

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A House subcommittee approved critical legislation for the fast-developing driverless car movement this week that sets specific rules for how many such vehicles can be on U.S. roads and the federal government’s role in regulating them.

Under proposed rules that will come before the full House for a vote in September, manufacturers could put up to 100,000 autonomous vehicles per company on U.S. roads every year, with a requirement that they certify the safety of those vehicles with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA.

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As its economy bounced back from the Great Recession, California emerged as a progressive role model, with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman arguing that the state’s “success” was proof of the superiority of a high tax, high regulation economy.

The main problem is that California’s once remarkably varied and vital economy has become dangerously dependent on the Bay Area tech boom.

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Women In Wine Embracing The Offbeat [0.06]

Posted on June 27, 2017, 8:39 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

A quiet undercurrent running through aspects of the Vinexpo Bordeaux wine and spirits market this past month was of individuals dodging mainstream trends to embrace the offbeat.

Below are brief interviews with three women at Vinexpo who arrived from California’s Napa Valley, the city of Paris and Italy’s Abruzzo region.

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Chris Burkard is not your average creative entrepreneur.

In just over 10 years, Burkard has built a creative company, now officially called the Chris Burkard Studio, which employs 5 people full time and 2 part-time.

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For the time being U.S. climate policy will be fractured by political geography.

For the time being, U.S. climate policy will be fractured by political geography.

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SALINAS, CA (May 17, 2017) – Forbes announced today its 2017 Forbes AgTech Summit. The summit is designed to foster an energetic debate and generate rich networking opportunities while showcasing the latest innovation for farmers, investors and stakeholders of the global agricultural ecosystem.

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Millennials not only represent a growing buying power in real estate, but make up 32% of the population who would love to buy a home.

Furthermore, if given a choice as to where to live, many millennials would love to set their sights on a home on one of the coasts.

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Mother’s Day — this year it’s May 14, 2017 — is a day once a year to honor mothers.

This concern isn’t limited to mothers; all workers have lifestyle interests (leisure, family, personal pursuits) that need to be balanced against the demands of working.

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Why aren't there brick houses in San Francisco?

There are brick buildings in San Francisco, as there are everywhere in California, but they tend to be old buildings, built not much later than around the turn of the century.

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Retailer Opening Ceremony and Esprit come together for an ‘80s slash ‘90s-inspired ready-to-wear fashion collection.

Following the debut of the well-received Esprit by Opening Ceremony collection designed for the fall/winter 2016 season, the two entities release its successor April 27.

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In late June Radiohead, The National and Lorde, along with bands like The Foo Fighters, Alt-J and Phoenix will perform at the week long Glastonbury Festival.

Yet along with sunshine, loud guitars, and generous amounts of alcohol something new is increasingly becoming part of the music festival experience: luxury accommodations.

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About five weeks ago, naturopathic doctor Kim Kelly gave an intravenous injection of curcumin that killed Jade Erick, 30, who sought “natural” treatment for eczema. Her death sparked outrage across the country, while naturopathic doctors scrambled to defend this senseless treatment.

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Billionaire Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spent nearly two years on Ocwen Financial's board of directors after selling Homeward Residential to the once soaring St. Croix, Virgin Islands-based mortgage servicing giant for $750 million in 2012. A year later, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sold $78 billion worth of mortgage servicing rights to Ocwen while in charge of OneWest Bank, the lucrative crisis-era California bank restructuring bet at the heart of his $300 million fortune.

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The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Google/Alphabet has acquired 1.21 acres of land near Reno and a few miles south from Tesla's gargantuan Gigafactory.

The speculation is that Google will use the land for a upcoming data center and also as a potential testing track for the company's Waymo unit.

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