A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.
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.
OPB | Sept. 18, 2014 midnight
In Central Oregon the rental market is especially challenging for low-income workers.
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.
NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 11:40 a.m.
All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
OPB |Oct. 23, 2014 11:20 a.m.
Netflix has announced plans to close its Hillsboro call center next year. The company says it plans to move to Freemont, California, where the company has its corporate DVD facility.
NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 5:58 a.m.
Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.
OPB |Oct. 22, 2014 1:07 p.m.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer is working to try to allow doctors to bill health insurance companies for end-of-life conversations.
NPR |Oct. 22, 2014 8:27 a.m.
It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.
NPR |Oct. 22, 2014 6:29 a.m.
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
NPR |Oct. 22, 2014 4:01 a.m.
Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.
OPB |Oct. 21, 2014 2:35 p.m.
Washington's insurance commissioner says all health insurance companies in the state have to review every 'denial of mental health coverage' notice they issued, over the last eight years.
NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 10:10 a.m.
Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.
AP |Oct. 20, 2014 7:18 a.m.
A union representative says more than 300 workers at a Springfield hospital plan a three-day walkout starting Oct. 28.