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Salem-News.com (Oct-26-2016 14:55)

FBI Report: Combating the Growing Money Laundering Threat

Specialized FBI Unit Focuses on Disrupting Professional Money Launderers

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Salem-News.com 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.

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 (Oct-22-2016 16:57)

Gold Edges Higher Following Softer than Expected U.S. Core CPI

Support on gold prices is seen near the October lows at 1,240.

(SALEM, Ore.) - gold 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.

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 (Oct-20-2016 15:35)

Butane Honey Oil Possible Cause of Astoria Explosion Injuring Three

Making Butane Honey Oil can be very dangerous, even for professionals.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Salem-News.com 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.

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 (Oct-19-2016 13:25)

Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Returns to Ashland in November

The after-party is headlined by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien and an appearance by icon Tommy Chong.

(ASHLAND, Ore.) - Tommy Chong The timing couldn’t be much better for the Oregon cannabis industry to gather in Ashland for the OMBC.

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 (Oct-01-2016 20:57)

OLCC Rules Out Many Cannabis Strain Names with Attractiveness to Children Standard

Rules for narrowing the acceptable strain names and testing and labeling marijuana items keep business owners jumping.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr Who cannabis strain Few, if any, businesses have had to jump through the amount of hoops thrown at those engaged in Oregon's cannabis industry.

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 (Sep-25-2016 21:15)

Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down from Federal Reserve Panel After Call from Merkley, Wyden

“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.) - Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf 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.

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.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-24-2016 01:28)

Hempstalk: Cannabis Culture and the Fight For Equality

The message of Hempstalk and cannabis advocates across this state still has not been heard

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - portland hempstalk Portland’s annual Hempstalk Harvest Festival advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and social use in Oregon and across the United States.

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.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-20-2016 15:06)

Help the Environment by Starting at Home

Cut back on your carbon footprint while simultaneously reducing your monthly bills.

(SALEM, Ore.) - honeybee 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.

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.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-13-2016 16:20)

University of Portland Ranked in the Top Ten Regional Universities in the American West

UP is ranked 7th in the West by 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - university of portland 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.

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.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-05-2016 16:16)

No Cannabis Re-Scheduling, And Now Kratom Too

Now it will sit idly alongside Cannabis, and the research stops there.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Mitragyna speciosa leaves As you all will know, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency failed to re-schedule Cannabis at the Federal Level last month.

For many years, Cannabis has been Schedule 1, alongside cocaine and heroin. Despite being used as medicine all over the United States, and the world over, Cannabis is deemed at the federal level to have no medicinal value.

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