The average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is up 13% this year compared to last year.
Washington voters approved a plan to privatize liquor sales, ending state rules that have been in place since Prohibition. It was the costliest initiative campaign in state history. Could Oregon follow suit?
Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 19% drop in profit due to parts shortages from Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, as well as the yen's rapid appreciation against the dollar.
New claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in five weeks, a hopeful sign for the still-weak job market.
Macy'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.
Crews 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.
President 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.