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TheOpinionPoll.com: 2018 Important Issues

U.S. Has Twice the Overdose Death Rate of Other Wealthy…

13-11-2018

The United States has more than twice the premature overdose death rates of more than 12 other wealthy nations, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) used what they noted...

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Revenues at Cannabis Startups Surge as Demand Begins to Outstrip…

13-11-2018

Three of the largest cannabis companies reported earnings this week, painting a portrait of a nascent industry enjoying surging demand as recreational pot becomes legalized in more places--but they’re also encountering some growing pains. Aurora Cannabis said Monday its revenue rose 260% to $29.7 million Canadian...

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PG&E Emailed Customer About ‘Problems With Sparks’ Day Before California’s…

13-11-2018

The day before the deadly Camp Fire erupted in California, a power utility company emailed a property owner asking for permission to access the woman’s property to address sparking power lines, according to the Associated Press. Betsy Ann Cowley, who lives in Pulga, Calif. near where...

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Blue Apron’s Stock Falls 6% After the Meal Delivery Company…

13-11-2018

Blue Apron’s stock fell 5.7% after the company said it would lay off 4% of its workers in an effort to push the company closer to profitability. The announcement came as Blue Apron reported earnings for the third quarter. The company said revenue fell 28% from...

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Massive Hot Water Heater Recall Due to Fire Risk Puts…

13-11-2018

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 616,000 water heaters made by A. O. Smith due to a fire hazard risk when the units are installed on a combustible surface. The recall includes both natural or propane gas-fired water heaters made by...

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Maryland Files Federal Challenge to Trump’s Appointment of Matt Whitaker…

13-11-2018

The state of Maryland is challenging President Trump’s recent appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting Attorney General claiming that the move was illegal and unconstitutional. The challenge, filed by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Tuesday, argues that the appointment violates the succession statute, which gives the...

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Christie’s Sells Rare Pink Legacy Diamond at a Record Per-Carat…

13-11-2018

Christie’s has sold an incredibly rare diamond, The Pink Legacy, for over $50 million, setting a record per-carat price for a pink diamond, according to the Associated Press. The 18.96-carat Pink Legacy diamond was on the auction block at Christie’s in Geneva on Tuesday. The Pink...

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Spotify Is Rolling Out Its Official Apple Watch App This…

13-11-2018

Spotify is delivering on its promise to release a music-streaming app for the Apple Watch after testing a beta version of the app earlier this month. With the new app, Spotify users can use an Apple Watch to control music, favorite songs playing on a connected...

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CNN’s Lawyer in Its Press Access Lawsuit Declined to Join…

13-11-2018

Ted Olson turned down President Donald Trump’s request to join his legal team in March 2018. Now he’s part of CNN’s lawsuit against Trump and other administration officials over the abrupt withdrawal of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to White House briefings. Olson served as a...

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