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May 2, 2013 at 8:40 AM
U.S. worker productivity barely grew from January through March after shrinking in the final three months of 2012. Weak productivity growth could prompt employers to hire more if consumers and businesses continue to increase spending.
May 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan all reported double-digit U.S. sales increases last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years.
May 1, 2013 at 8:35 AM
The shortage of homes is occurring just as ordinary Americans want to buy again. More of them feel confident about their job and retirement account. Mortgage rates are near historic lows. And prices are rising again.
Apr 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM
Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay.
Apr 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM
This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase.
Apr 26, 2013 at 9:31 AM
Over the past year, better economic conditions and record-low interest rates have sent more buyers back to the market, boosting profits for companies like Weyerhauser.
Apr 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM
The economy rebounded from an anemic 0.4 percent annual growth rate in the October-December quarter.
Apr 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Ben Bernanke is intensifying speculation that this year will be his last as Federal Reserve chairman by deciding to skip the Fed's annual August conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Apr 16, 2013 at 11:07 AM
State officials say Oregon's unemployment rate continues to inch down and was at 8.2 percent last month.
Apr 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM
The price of gold logged its biggest one-day decline in more than 30 years Monday, tumbling $140.30, or 9 percent, to $1,361.
Apr 6, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Four years after the Great Recession ended, many Americans are still so discouraged that they've given up on the job market.
Apr 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM
The budget committee of the Oregon Legislature approved a Democratic bill curbing pension benefits for public employees in a party-line vote Friday, paving the way for decisions in the full House and Senate as soon as next week.
Apr 4, 2013 at 7:36 AM
From household wealth to spending at stores, many of the U.S. economy's vital signs have recovered from the damage done by the Great Recession.
Apr 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Major automakers including Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan all reported increases, with some reporting their best monthly totals since the start of the Great Recession in December of 2007.
Apr 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM
More than ever before, Silicon Valley firms want their workers at work.