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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.

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Legalized Marijauna

OPB | Feb. 13, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony this week on a bill that would create a regulatory framework for legalized marijuana and put the subject to a state-wide vote.

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How To Survive As An All Ages Music Venue

OPB | Feb. 10, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: The recent closure of the Backspace coffee shop and all-ages venue, in Northwest Portland, points to a bigger question: how can clubs allow access to underage patrons while staying financially viable?

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Proposed Law Seeks To Ban "Murderabilia"

OPB | Feb. 4, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.

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Trader Joe's Withdraws From Northeast Portland

OPB | Feb. 3, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Trader Joe's announced this morning that it is halting development plans for its store in Northeast Portland.

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Intel Bets On Wearable Technology

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:43 p.m.

THURSDAY: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote address at this year's Consumer Electronics Show introduced a shift in focus for the PC microprocessor giant.

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Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

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Talking Business

OPB | Jan. 7, 2014 12:50 p.m.

TUESDAY: In our regular business update, we'll discuss high stocks for Oregon companies in 2013, whether people are keeping their health plans, and more.