April 2009

The vast underground economy grows in Oregon - and globally


Oregon's $18 billion underground economy is exploding as the recession pushes more transactions under the table.

The numbers game

The magazine staff each month waits for the state to release its latest unemployment figures, whistling past the graveyard a bit by guessing what the new percentage will be.


The good book

MichaelPowellEven before stock markets plunged and banks went bust, independent bookstores were closing their doors for good. But not Powell’s Books.