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|Salem-News.com (October 26,2016 14:55)
FBI Report: Combating the Growing Money Laundering ThreatSalem-News.com Crime Report
Specialized FBI Unit Focuses on Disrupting Professional Money Launderers
(WASHINGTON D.C.) -Every year, more than $300 billion in concealed transactions is moved around the United States, according to a U.S. Department of the Treasury report on money laundering and terrorist financing threats.Read Full Article
Transnational criminal organizations, foreign intelligence services, and terrorist groups—as well as Internet fraudsters and other criminals—move billions of dollars each year through the international banking system and across borders to conceal the origin of the funds.
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Salem-News.com (October 22,2016 16:57)
Gold Edges Higher Following Softer than Expected U.S. Core CPIVeselina Dzhingarova Special to Salem-News.com
Support on gold prices is seen near the October lows at 1,240.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Gold trading has been subdued as prices attempt to find a foot hold, as weaker than expected core U.S. inflation figures, helped buoy prices. Read Full Article
While inflation picked up in the UK with a better than expected headline figure, sentiment in the U.S. is allowing the dollar to ease and therefore helping gold prices gain ground.
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Salem-News.com (October 20,2016 15:35)
Butane Honey Oil Possible Cause of Astoria Explosion Injuring ThreeSalem-News.com Cannabis De-Classified
Making Butane Honey Oil can be very dangerous, even for professionals.
(ASTORIA, Ore.) -Three people were working in the basement at the time of the explosion and, though injured, were able to escape. 40-year old, William “Chris” West of Astoria, one of the business owners, and 34-year old Jacob Alan Magley, also of Astoria were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital with burn injuries and were later taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Both are reported to be in stable condition. A second business owner, 43-year old Jason Oei of Astoria, was at the scene when the blast occurred and was reportedly uninjured. Read Full Article
Fire investigators said today, "At this point there is much follow up that still needs to be conducted. The possible cause of the fire was the manufacture of butane honey oil."
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Salem-News.com (October 19,2016 13:25)
Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Returns to Ashland in NovemberSalem-News.com Cannabis De-Classified
The after-party is headlined by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien and an appearance by icon Tommy Chong.
(ASHLAND, Ore.) -The timing couldn’t be much better for the Oregon cannabis industry to gather in Ashland for the OMBC. Read Full Article
New statewide packaging, labeling and testing regulations began on October 1st. Many medical marijuana growers are now required to report monthly to the Oregon Health Authority. Also, the November 8th elections will determine whether various cities and counties across Oregon will enact bans on marijuana businesses.
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Salem-News.com (October 01,2016 20:57)
OLCC Rules Out Many Cannabis Strain Names with Attractiveness to Children StandardBonnie King Salem-News.com Cannabis De-Classified
Rules for narrowing the acceptable strain names and testing and labeling marijuana items keep business owners jumping.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Few, if any, businesses have had to jump through the amount of hoops thrown at those engaged in Oregon's cannabis industry. Read Full Article
About a week ago, the OLCC passed a temporary rule that "clarifies" the restrictions on wording commonly associated with products marketed by or to children. Good idea, protect the children.
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Salem-News.com (September 25,2016 21:15)
Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down from Federal Reserve Panel After Call from Merkley, WydenSalem-News.com Business
“The shocking revelations about how millions of Americans were defrauded on Mr. Stumpf’s watch clearly disqualified him" -U.S. Senator Merkley
(WASHINGTON D.C.) -Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden welcomed news that Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has stepped down from the Federal Reserve’s Federal Advisory Council. Read Full Article0
Last Thursday, Merkley and Wyden had joined colleagues in calling on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Board of Directors not to reappoint Stumpf to another term on the Council.
Salem-News.com (September 24,2016 01:28)
Hempstalk: Cannabis Culture and the Fight For EqualitySalem-News.com Cannabis De-Classified
The message of Hempstalk and cannabis advocates across this state still has not been heard
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Portland’s annual Hempstalk Harvest Festival advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and social use in Oregon and across the United States. Read Full Article0
Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCF), the festival takes place on September 24- 25 in Waterfront Park, and features food vendors, live music, guest speakers and craft booths. This public event has always been free to attend.
Salem-News.com (September 20,2016 15:06)
Help the Environment by Starting at HomeVeselina Dzhingarova Special to Salem-News.com
Cut back on your carbon footprint while simultaneously reducing your monthly bills.
(SALEM, Ore.) -The world is in an interesting position nowadays. Due to advancements in technology and the level of connection made possible by the internet more and more people are aware of the impact of the human race on the planet. Read Full Article0
Though there are those that want to pretend as if this is not a problem, most sensible people can easily see that action must be taken in order to keep the planet thriving for the survival of the human species.
Salem-News.com (September 13,2016 16:20)
University of Portland Ranked in the Top Ten Regional Universities in the American WestSalem-News.com Business
UP is ranked 7th in the West by 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -For the 22nd consecutive year, the University of Portland has received a top-ten ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which today released its 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Read Full Article0
The University of Portland is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.