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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.
Jun 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Americans cut back sharply on their credit card purchases in April, a sign that some may be worried about the slowdown in hiring.
May 15, 2012 at 3:13 PM
Turns out, J.C. Penney shoppers don't prefer predictable pricing over blockbuster bargains - at least not yet.
Dec 23, 2011 at 7:17 AM
Consumers spent at a lackluster rate in November as their incomes barely grew, suggesting that Americans may struggle to keep spending more into 2012.
Sep 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM
The world's largest retailer, which ditched the pay-as-you-go plans in 2006, is rolling out a holiday layaway option from Oct. 17 through Dec. 16. Wal-Mart is following rivals that brought back the service during the thick of the recession.
Aug 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM
Fears about the global economy led to the biggest panic in financial markets since the 2008 financial crisis.
May 3, 2011 at 2:24 PM
An unemployment fund created this year for people who have been out of work for at least two years will probably run out of money soon because of unexpectedly high demand, officials said Tuesday.
Mar 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM
Companies stopped paying dividends and stockpiled cash during the Great Recession, and shareholders didn't complain. Now they want a reward for their patience.
Mar 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Oregon's economy is gathering steam. The state Employment Department says the state added nearly 10,000 jobs in February, the largest jump since before the Great Recession.
Oct 26, 2010 at 11:55 AM
The worst jobless rate statewide in September was in Crook County at 19 percent. Benton County had the state's lowest rate at 7.1 percent, and Lane County hit 11 percent - just above the statewide average of 10.6 percent.