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Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 2:38 p.m.

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

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Study: 'Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes' Save Oregon Millions

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 10:42 a.m. | Portland

A Portland State University study has found that Oregon’s new system of primary care homes is saving the state millions of dollars.

Business | Election

Did Trump TV Launch Last Night?

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 9:33 a.m.

Donald Trump's campaign ran its own broadcast of the presidential debate Wednesday night. Many saw it as the first incarnation of a rumored Trump cable news channel.

Health | Nation | Business

Small Savings For Drugs Made To Mimic Biotech Blockbusters

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 5:47 a.m.

Pfizer is poised to start selling Inflectra, its version of the blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade. But the price of Inflectra is only 15 percent less.

Nation | Business

California Investigates Whether Wells Fargo Committed Criminal Identity Theft

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 4:01 a.m.

The bank has come under fire since acknowledging that employees, trying to meet sales targets, opened millions of accounts without customer authorization.

Food | Economy | Business

Episode 730: Self Checkout

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 6:54 p.m.

A doctor treating psychiatric patients in an emergency room created the first self-checkout machine in his spare time. Now he can't stand self checkout. So we take him shopping.

Nation | Business

New Rules Would Require Airlines To Refund Baggage Fees For Delayed Luggage

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 12:39 p.m.

The White House is announcing proposed rules intended to address common passenger complaints about airline customer service.

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Gas Explosion Rocks Downtown Portland

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 9:55 a.m.

A gas explosion hit Northwest Portland on Wednesday morning, causing fire and rescue departments to be deployed to the area.

Energy | Economy | Business | World

With Oil Prices Down, Saudi Arabia Turns To The Bond Market For The First Time

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 9:11 a.m.

Long synonymous with wealth and luxury, the desert kingdom is looking for ways to plug a growing budget deficit.

Nation | Food | Business

California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

NPR | Oct. 19, 2016 8:31 a.m.

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.