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Solar might be Tesla’s secret weapon

Solar might be Tesla’s secret weapon

Most investors only think about electric cars when they think about Tesla. But the company’s solar power and storage battery business could be a major factor in the performance of Tesla shares, according to a new analyst note. Alex Potter, an analyst with Piper Sandler, raised his price target on Tesla shares to $928, up…MORE

Bud Light Seltzer is already a sensation

Bud Light Seltzer is already a sensation

Bud Light Seltzer is already one of the country’s top-selling hard seltzer beverages within weeks of launching. The drink from Anheuser-Busch InBev hit shelves mid-January and is the third-most popular spiked seltzer, according to sales data from Nielsen released Tuesday. White Claw is still the most dominant brand, controlling roughly 60% of the category, followed…MORE

Companies warn they might not have enough workers under new UK immigration system

Companies warn they might not have enough workers under new UK immigration system

Companies in Britain are warning that a new immigration system that prioritizes skilled workers could lead to labor shortages in industries including farming and social care. The UK government on Wednesday unveiled a system under which potential immigrants to the country will be assigned points based on their specific skills and qualifications, potential salary and…MORE

Burger King thinks moldy Whoppers will get you to buy more burgers

Burger King thinks moldy Whoppers will get you to buy more burgers

Burger King is re-“molding” the image of its signature Whopper in a nauseating new ad campaign that promotes efforts to eliminate artificial preservatives and other additives from the company’s menu. The burger chain on Wednesday unveiled pictures of its new, preservative-free Whopper. In the campaign, the Whopper is covered in mold, decaying as it’s consumed…MORE

Apple warned on coronavirus. Who’s next?

Apple warned on coronavirus. Who’s next?

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Apple’s surprise announcement that the coronavirus outbreak will prevent it from hitting its first quarter revenue targets sent a shiver through global markets. Now, investors are concerned: Is every company with exposure…MORE

The Shamrock Shake is back. Here’s why you can’t get it year-round

The Shamrock Shake is back. Here’s why you can’t get it year-round

The Shamrock Shake is back again. To honor the 50th anniversary of the drink, McDonald’s is making it available for purchase throughout the United States starting Wednesday. It’s been three years since the shake was last sold nationally. In addition to the traditional green vanilla shake, McDonald’s is selling a version made with Oreo cookies.…MORE

Drugmakers could be hit by the coronavirus. India is especially vulnerable

Drugmakers could be hit by the coronavirus. India is especially vulnerable

Drugmakers in India are bracing for potential disruption from the coronavirus. If they’re hit, the impact could be felt around the world. Indian pharmaceutical companies, which produce 20% of the world’s drugs supply by volume, are warning that the outbreak threatens to disrupt the supply of raw materials from China. The drugmakers say they have…MORE

Colorado sold a record $1.75 billion of cannabis last year

Colorado sold a record $1.75 billion of cannabis last year

This time last year, it appeared that Colorado’s industry was plateauing. Now it’s surging. Colorado cannabis shops notched sales of nearly $1.75 billion during 2019, setting a new annual sales record for the state home to the nation’s longest-established recreational cannabis industry, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data first reported by the Denver Westword.…MORE