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Obama's jobs bill faces first hurdle with Senate vote

thelatestPresident Obama’s jobs bill meets its first big test today as the Senate moves toward a vote on whether to take up the legislation, the centerpiece of Obama’s efforts to revive the economy.

Why we mourn Steve Jobs

thelatestIt is a strange thing to mourn the death of the chairman of one the most profitable companies in the world. But we do. Alexis Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic, explains why.

Anonymous vows to attack NYSE

thelatestThe group of hacker-activists known as Anonymous has vowed to erase the New York Stock Exchange "from the internet" on Oct. 10, in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Amazon's Bezos unveils Kindle Fire

thelatestJeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Inc., unveiled the Amazon Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet considered to be the first credible response to the Apple iPad.

Health-benefit costs rise

thelatestThe cost for businesses to buy health coverage for workers rose the most this year since 2005 and may reach $32,175 for a family in 2021. The average cost of a family policy is currently at $15,073.

Is Meg Whitman up to running HP?

imo-blogMeg Whitman is allegedly a top pick to be Hewlett-Packard's next CEO, but the to-do list is massive and it's unclear whether swapping leaders will make that much of a difference, says columnist Larry Dignan of CNET News.

Oregon foreclosures trending down

thelatestMarkedly fewer home foreclosures are being filed in 2011, according to the latest figures released by Eugene-based Gorilla Capital, the state’s largest purchaser of homes sold at foreclosure auction.

Oregon unemployment ticks higher

thelatestJob cuts in Oregon government, primarily at school districts, have helped keep the state's unemployment rate high. Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in August, up slightly from 9.5 percent in July.

Oregon Business named top 3 business publication in nation

thelatestOregon Business magazine has been named one of the top three small business-to-business publications in the nation by the American Society of Business Publication Editors.