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Oregon Approves First Recreational Marijuana Licenses

OPB | May 01, 2016

The state approved licenses for eight recreational marijuana growers Friday and said it expects to issue more than 800 recreational marijuana business licenses by the end of the year.

Portland's Revenue Is Up, But Economist Warns Gains Are Fickle

OPB | April 29, 2016

Portland’s budget office is projecting another bump in revenue for the city thanks to a growing economy. The budget office predicts an extra $16 million will be available this year.

Code Switch And Hidden Brain Teamed Up For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

NPR | April 29, 2016

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

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She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

NPR | April 29, 2016 12:43 p.m.

But he wouldn't listen. Disaster struck. And now she's one of a growing number of migrant widows in Africa.

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U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

NPR | April 29, 2016 12:38 p.m.

The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.

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Terrorism Fears And Travel Bans Shake Tourism In Turkey

NPR | April 28, 2016 3:11 p.m.

In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, a merchant calls it the worst tourist season in nearly four decades. Terrorism fears and a travel ban by Russia, an important source of tourists, are keeping visitors away.

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After Factory Plant Closures, Job Loss, A Small N.Y. Town Struggles To Bounce Back

NPR | April 28, 2016 8:55 a.m.

Small towns like Massena, N.Y., have been devastated by recent plant closures, and presidential candidates are blaming free trade agreements. Former factory workers admit they had a part to play too.

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Could You Come Up With $400 If Disaster Struck?

NPR | April 28, 2016 6:19 a.m.

Almost half of Americans say they couldn't — including people in the middle class. Writer Neal Gabler says it's time to stop saying that anyone can be rich with just hard work.

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How To Not Run Out Of Money In Retirement

NPR | April 27, 2016 3:33 p.m.

You've saved up enough to quit working. Congrats! But here's a new puzzle: figuring out how to enjoy retirement without blowing your savings too soon, when you don't know if you'll live 5 or 25 years.

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Want To Remodel? Buy A Car? You Still Have Time To Get A Cheap Loan

NPR | April 27, 2016 2:24 p.m.

Fed policymakers are seeing more risks that could derail the U.S. economy. For example, China's growth is slow and our energy sector is weak. So the Fed chose Wednesday to keep interest rates low.

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Portland Commissioner Steve Novick Makes Gas Tax A Key Part Of His Race

OPB | April 27, 2016 1:43 p.m. | Portland

The proposed Portland gas tax is the brainchild of  Commissioner Steve Novick. He's tied himself closely to the tax, which isn’t something politicians up for reelection usually do.

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How Much Money Do Uber Drivers Really Make? Send Us Your Screenshots

NPR | April 27, 2016 1:06 p.m.

The company sometimes promotes up to $35 an hour to draw in new drivers, but how much do drivers generally make? Drivers, send us a screen shot of your recent week.