Oregon Poverty Rate Remains High

Oregon's poverty rate did not change much from 2012 to 2013.

Living On The Line: The Benefits Cliff

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 midnight

As people living in poverty find jobs and begin to earn a wage, they face another challenge: the benefits cliff.

An Endless Search For Housing For Oregon's Working Poor

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014 midnight

In Central Oregon the rental market is especially challenging for low-income workers.

Living On The Line In Oregon's Poorest County

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014 midnight

In newly released Census figures, Oregon's poverty rate is more than 15 percent, the highest on the West Coast. Many of those people are working, but still struggling.

OPB Poll: Pacific Northwesterners Less Worried About Finances

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Pacific Northwesterners appear to be less worried about their financial situations than a few years ago, according to a new poll from OPB.

Engineers Show Off 6 New Arches For Sellwood Bridge

OPB | Sept. 03, 2014 1:09 p.m.

The company building the Sellwood Bridge showed off the large arches that will eventually support the roadway.

On The Campaign Trail With Wehby And Merkley

OPB |Sept. 22, 2014 midnight

One of Oregon's two senate seats is up for grabs this election season. The frontrunners are incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley and Republican Monica Wehby.

With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

NPR |Sept. 20, 2014 8:16 a.m.

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 6:47 a.m.

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach effected online shoppers.

Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 3:49 p.m.

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.

Number Of Uninsured Oregonians Falls By 63 Percent

OPB |Sept. 18, 2014 1 p.m.

The number of Oregonians without health insurance dropped 63 percent in a year, according to a new study by Oregon Health and Science University.

Federal Reserve To Markets: Nothing To See Here; Move Along

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 4:23 p.m.

The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."

Fed Pledges To Keep Interest Rates Low For A While

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 3:03 p.m.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.

Oregon's Minimum Wage To Increase To $9.25 Per Hour

OPB |Sept. 17, 2014 12:05 p.m.

The state announced Wednesday that minimum wage workers in Oregon will get a 15-cent-an-hour raise next year.

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 9:54 a.m.

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And they're just getting started.

Living On The Line: Stories Of Oregon's Working Poor

OPB |Sept. 17, 2014 midnight

Oregonians share their stories about being working poor, people who are employed but still struggling come the end of the month.

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