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Obama's Buffett rule wouldn't affect many Americans

President Obama's proposal for a "Buffett rule" tax on the rich would directly affect only a small fraction of Americans.

Social Security phasing out checks

The federal government is phasing out paper checks for all benefit programs.

Economic disparity between Portland, rest of Oregon is large

The contrast in job losses between Portland and the rest of Oregon is much deeper than the differences between Seattle and the rest of Washington.

Adidas to cut product offering by 25 percent

 

Adidas plans to cut the number of products it produces by as much as 25%, according to chief executive Herbert Hainer.

Eco Index gets White House nod

A Portland-pioneered effort to improve the outdoor apparel industry's supply chain sustainability helped win a "Champion of Change" award from the White House.

Small Portland ad agency juggles national clients

Southeast Portland's Mutt Industries has landed numerous national clients in only four years.

Summit Bank profits rise sharply

Eugene-based Summit Bank reported first quarter profits up 24% from the year before, citing improvements in the local economy.