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Stores get head start on Black Friday

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Monday, October 31, 2011

thelatestMacy's Inc. and Target Corp. announced plans to open some stores at midnight on Thanksgiving, getting the earliest start to the holiday shopping season ever. With analysts predicting only modest sales gains, the season is likely to be highly competitive for store chains.

 

Big banks backing off fees

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Friday, October 28, 2011

thelatestA month after Bank of America dealt with the wrath of customers for announcing new debit card fees, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. decided not to charge similar fees.

 

Condit Dam breached

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

thelatestCrews blasted a hole in the nearly century-old Condit Dam in Washington's south Cascades in order to restore habitat for endangered and threatened fish. The dam once produced enough power for 7,000 homes, but PacifiCorp decided to remove the dam instead of install expensive fish passage structures.

 

Obama unveils new student loan payment rules

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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

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Monday, October 24, 2011

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

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Friday, October 21, 2011

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

 

Oregon unemployment stuck at 9.6 percent

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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

 

The seven biggest economic lies

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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.

 
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