Number Of Cars Earning Top Safety Awards Nearly Doubles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the number of vehicles winning its two safety awards jumped from 39 to 71 for the 2015 model year.

'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground

NPR |Dec. 24, 2014 2:37 p.m.

In China's capital city, even the humblest apartment can cost a fortune. But more affordable housing hides below the city's bustling streets, in tiny (and illegal) basements and bomb shelters.

Oregonians May Have More Time To Enroll For Uninterrupted Health Insurance

OPB |Dec. 24, 2014 1:23 p.m.

Oregonians may have more time to buy health insurance and have uninterrupted coverage, than previously believed.

A Good Year, Despite Slow Christmas Sales, At Portland Saturday Market

OPB |Dec. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Oregon has rebounded from the recession, according to economists. But how about the retail sector?

Top Stories: Oregon LNG Sues US Army Corps Of Engineers, State's Economy Continues To Grow

OPB |Dec. 24, 2014 7:13 a.m.

Headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 24: The Oregon Liquefied Natural Gas terminal is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for access to build, the state's economy is considered healthy, at least two Portland movie theaters will screen "The Interview" on Christmas Day, and more.

When Christmas Means Delivering Trees and Chinese Food

Marketplace |Dec. 23, 2014 8:30 p.m.

Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

Regional Report: Oregon's Economy Is Healthy

OPB |Dec. 23, 2014 3:30 p.m.

The state's economy is growing at or above its historic average rate, according to the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes.

Portland Tribune: Cities, Counties Gear Up For Marijuana Tax Fight

Pamplin |Dec. 23, 2014 12:44 p.m.

The marijuana industry and lobbyists for cities and counties are preparing for a fight in Salem over whether to allow local sales taxes on legal marijuana.

The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

NPR |Dec. 23, 2014 12:26 p.m.

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate; Dow Surpasses 18,000

NPR |Dec. 23, 2014 11:55 a.m.

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

Federal Mediators Offer Help In Port Labor Dispute

AP |Dec. 23, 2014 8:40 a.m.

Federal mediators have offered to get involved in negotiations to resolve a labor dispute between longshoremen and shipping lines that threatens to disrupt movement of goods through West Coast ports

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