Cannabis in the news October 3, 2018

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1. Pot smokers in Ontario will soon be able to light up in public—wherever cigarette smoking is legal.

The province’s attorney general made the announcement last week, looking ahead to Oct. 17 when recreational pot use becomes legal. The policy change loosens rules… Read More

Better networks set to fuel Verizon’s dividend

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $51 (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares outstanding: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $209.1 billion; Dividend yield: 4.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.verizon.com) has 116.5 million wireless users, 12.3 million phone customers and 15.4 million Internet and TV subscribers.
With the November 2017… Read More

Two U.S. stocks that deserve our ‘Highest’ rating

Verizon and McDonald’s—two U.S. companies that carry our “Highest” Dividend Sustainability Rating. That scoring reflects not only their long-term commitment to regular dividend increases, but their improving profitability.
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $47 (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares outstanding: 4.1 billion; Market cap:… Read More