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Seeking Solutions to Oregon's Shipping Crisis

OPB | Aug. 3, 2015 12:06 p.m.

All major container shipping companies have left the Port of Portland. That means imports and exports must now go through other ports. State agencies are hosting workshops to brainstorm new ways to keep trade alive in Oregon.

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Talking Business

OPB | July 28, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Scott Nelson, business editor at The Oregonian, stops in for our regular business news update.

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Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | July 17, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

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How Portland's New Comprehensive Plan Affects You

OPB | July 13, 2015 12:06 p.m. | Portland

Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan — the multifaceted documents will guide the way the city develops for the next two decades.

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Restaurateur Chooses To Raise Minimum Wage For Employees

OPB | July 16, 2015 12:35 p.m. | Portland

Kurt Huffman is paying his The Loyal Legion employees starting wages between $15-18 to assure them a livable income.

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Beaverton Family Farm Celebrates 150 Years

OPB | July 7, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Mid Valley Farm is celebrating its 150-year anniversary of being a family-owned operation.

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Talking Business

OPB | July 9, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

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State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

OPB | June 9, 2015 noon

Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.

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The Tricky Ins And Outs Of Investing In The Pot Industry

OPB | March 24, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: Investors are weighing the risks and benefits of backing the burgeoning medical and recreational pot markets.

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Wage Theft In Restaurant and Construction Industries

OPB | Feb. 20, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: 871 wage theft claims were filed in Oregon between July 2012 and June 2013, with a disproportionate number from the restaurant and construction industries.