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From aspiring "bud tenders" to research scientists and Wall Street analysts, marijuana enthusiasts of every stripe gathered in Washington looking for ways to capitalize on America's evolving pot laws. Billions of dollars could be up for grabs in years to come as states allow medical marijuana or fully decriminalize the drug -- even though it remains illegal under federal law.
Shares in Sharp tumbled almost 10 percent Tuesday morning after a report said the struggling electronics maker will ask its two main lenders for aid, including a 150 billion yen ($1.24 billion) debt-for-equity swap, as it considers closing money-losing businesses. The company plans to request aid from Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, it said.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.