When Women Stopped Coding

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

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.

Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 4:42 p.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.

Washington Health Insurance Companies Forced To Review Denials

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.

When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 10:52 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.

Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

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.

Workers At McKenzie-Willamette Hospital Plan 3-Day Strike

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.

Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

NPR |Oct. 18, 2014 9:52 a.m.

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

Drop In Unemployment Raises Debate On Optimal Rate

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 3:26 p.m.

Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there's renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve's target for joblessness should be. Some economists worry that inflation will resurface.

W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Thriving

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 8:20 a.m.

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

Bend Plans To Add 25 Municipal Jobs

AP |Oct. 17, 2014 8:05 a.m.

The Bend City Council approved the addition of at least 25 jobs to meet a growing demand for city services as a result of renewed growth.

Developer Announces Plans For Eugene Hyatt Hotel

AP |Oct. 17, 2014 8:03 a.m.

A developer says it has reached an agreement with Hyatt Hotels for a 124-room hotel at Oakway Center near the University of Oregon and downtown Eugene.

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