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Obama unveils new student loan payment rules

thelatestPresident Barack Obama announced a plan to let Americans consolidate and reduce interest rates on their student loans. The latest in a string of plans to improve the economy could affect up to 1.6 million students.

Home prices climbing in half of U.S., but not in Portland

thelatestHome prices climbed in August in half of major U.S. cities, a sign that prices are beginning to stabilize. However, prices remained stagnant in Portland. 

Wikileaks suspends operations

thelatestWikileaks has suspended operations after many U.S.-based financial institutions blocked donors from giving money to the organization. Founder Julian Assange says it may have to shut down permanently.

Chinese solar companies dispute SolarWorld's complaint

thelatestChinese solar manufacturers say that SolarWorld's U.S. trade complaint is one-sided.

Oregon unemployment stuck at 9.6 percent

thelatestOregon unemployment remained stuck at 9.6% in September as state and local governments cut jobs.

The seven biggest economic lies

imo-blogThe President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know the truth about the economy, says Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

Blackberry outage threatens troubled company

thelatestA growing outage in Blackberry service threatens parent company Research In Motion Ltd., an already troubled company.

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.