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New FAA Rules For Drones Could Boost Oregon Economy

May 22, 2015 9:45 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration just made it easier for drone makers to test products. Oregon senators say that could help create more jobs in the state.

local | Economy | News

Economy Still Growing Despite Lackluster Unemployment Numbers

Sept. 9, 2014 5:31 p.m.

Despite a couple of months of lackluster unemployment figures, the Oregon Economic Forum says the state is still enjoying better than average growth.

local | Economy | News

Oregon's Economy Continues To Expand At Above Average Rate

April 8, 2014 10:07 p.m.

Oregon's economy continues to expand at a somewhat above average pace, according to the University of Oregon's measure of activity.

local | Economy | News

Oregon Economy Growing On Manufacturing Activity

Oct. 7, 2013 7:14 p.m.

Oregon's economy is growing at its historic average rate -- according to a new report out of the University of Oregon.

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President Obama Speaks on Russia, Healthcare and the Economy

Aug. 9, 2013 8:06 p.m.

President Obama will hold a press conference today at noon. Topics will include Russian relations, Edward Snowden and the state of the economy. We'll have reactions to the speech with our News Roundtable immediately following the press conference.

local | Economy | News | Politics

Study: Deschutes Economy Best In State, Grant Struggling

June 25, 2013 7:50 p.m.

A new state economic study examines demographic and economic trends over the last decade to determine how Oregon's counties are faring.

local | Economy

Portland's Economy Flickers While State Remains In Darkness

Dec. 28, 2011 1:55 p.m.

Portland’s economy is recovering at a faster rate than the rest of Oregon.  Although, growth continues to drag in the state as a whole.

local | Election

1st District Candidates Talking Jobs, Economy

Oct. 26, 2011 6 a.m.

Many Oregon 1st Congressional District voters are deeply concerned about the economy. The district’s collective county unemployment rates remain modestly better than the state's overall jobless number. But economic insecurity and underemployment have a tight hold over voters.

local | Election

Q&A: Gregoire Won't Run, Wants To Focus On Washington's Economy

June 13, 2011 3:38 p.m.

Governor Chris Gregoire’s term isn’t up until January 2013 but Monday she announced her intentions. Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins was there to hear that she's not running for a third term.

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The Lipstick Economy

May 5, 2011 4:06 p.m.

Lipstick sales have often been considered a gauge of the economy — the theory being that in tight times women will often buy themselves a new lipstick instead of a new outfit. Economist Alan Greenspan said he looked to men's underwear sales as a predictor for a recession or recovery. He believed that in a recession, men failed to replace their underwear. We featured unconventional economic indicators in a down economy. Now, as the economy begins to improve, we're looking into unusual signs of recovery. What are your economic indicators? Are you going to the spa again? Or eating out more often? Or are you still holding back on buying a new book in favor of visiting the library? Perhaps continuing to shop at Goodwill?

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