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States To Workers: Let Us Help You Build Your Retirement Savings

NPR | Oct. 06, 2015

About half of workers in the U.S. have no retirement plan on the job. State run IRA-type programs are increasingly popular, with at least 20 states introducing legislation to create these programs.

Saving For A Wedding When You Make 53 Cents A Day

NPR | Oct. 06, 2015

Even people who tread the line between deep and extreme poverty can manage to pull off a wedding. For one woman in Bangladesh, it took clever planning and seizing every opportunity.

This We Do Know About TPP: The Shouting Is Already Loud

NPR | Oct. 06, 2015

When President Obama announced a massive trade deal on Monday, he heard cheers from business groups. But the unions and public-interest groups that usually support him rejected the trade proposal.

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Multnomah County Warns State About Legalized Marijuana

OPB | Oct. 6, 2015 5 a.m. | Portland

The health department in Multnomah County is urging the state to protect the public from legalized marijuana.

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Oregon Businesses And Unions React To TPP

OPB | Oct. 5, 2015 3:47 p.m. | Portland

The U.S. and 11 other countries agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement Monday after eight years of negotiations.

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DuPont CEO Set To Exit This Month

NPR | Oct. 5, 2015 3:32 p.m.

Ellen Kullman says she plans to retire on Oct. 16. DuPont's stock was recently down nearly 40 percent from a peak in March.

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Gas Tax Could Appear On Portland's May Ballot

OPB | Oct. 5, 2015 2:48 p.m. | Portland

Transportation commissioner Steve Novick says evidence shows a gas tax is gaining support in Portland.

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American Apparel, Best Known For Racy Ads, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NPR | Oct. 5, 2015 2:19 p.m.

The retailer says it has a reorganization agreement with 95 percent of its secured lenders. The company has struggled since last year's ouster of its founder and chief executive officer Dov Charney.

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Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely

NPR | Oct. 5, 2015 10:09 a.m.

Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't.

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Idaho, Oregon Onion Prices Higher, Bulb Size Smaller

Capital Press | Oct. 5, 2015 8:56 a.m.

The price for a 50-pound bag of jumbo onions is around $8 right now, up from about $4.50 at this time last year.

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U.S., Other Nations Reach Deal On Trans-Pacific Partnership

NPR | Oct. 5, 2015 7:20 a.m.

A long process to ease trading between 12 Pacific nations is closer to being finalized, as negotiators have apparently cleared hurdles on how to handle everything from cars to dairy products.

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Got A Personal Finance Question? Don't Miss The Bus

NPR | Oct. 4, 2015 7:47 a.m.

Marsha Barnes isn't a typical finance coach. To get advice to those who need it most, she has taken her tips to the streets — literally, with a 1988 bus. "Wherever I'm needed, I'm there," she says.

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Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year

NPR | Oct. 2, 2015 12:55 p.m.

Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.