Long-term unemployment is lessening as people accept lower pay to go back to work.
China's imports shrank in August, a sign that its economic slump is worsening.
Kodak is reshuffling executives and cutting jobs as it tries to emerge from bankruptcy protection.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.1% from 8.3% in July, but only because more people gave up looking for jobs.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer is calling for a "cash mob" at Portland food carts in advance of Paul Ryan's Monday Governor Hotel visit that could close nearby streets and businesses.
Some restaurateurs in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District think the arrival of the new streetcar loop this month will benefit the neighborhood.
The Bridal Veil post office stays open by issuing postmarks for wedding invitations.