Trading cigarettes for the new show
The owner of Marlboro, Altria, has invested $1.8B in Cronos Group, a Canadian cannabis company, taking a non-controlling 45% stake with the option to increase that stake to 55% between now an 2023.

Trade tensions between the U.S. & China take an unexpected turn
As Canadian authorities arrest Huawei’s CFO at the request of the United States. While facing extradition to the US, Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail.

China is planning a New Year’s Eve party, on the moon
Launched on December 8th, China’s Chang’e-4 probe is scheduled to touch down on the far side of the moon (a first for any space agency) on December 31st, to perform a number of tests on the moon’s surface.

Cyber risk is as internal as it is external – ask Marriot
Supervising and managing, internal threats and weaknesses is the easiest way to decrease your cyber risk, for both individuals and companies.

Is one of the oldest government agencies ready for an overhaul?
The Treasury’s report indicated USPS should abandon its current pricing model with “profitability in mind”

Not content with online retail domination, Jeff Bezos is getting into chronometers
But only one, a new $42M clock buried in the west Texas countryside will cuckoo once a millennium, designed to tell time accurately for the next 10,000 years