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Don't Surrender, Reinvent: The New Mantra Of Small Biz In Puerto Rico

NPR | Oct. 21, 2017

Facing an uncertain future and dim prospects of financial relief, small businesses get support and strength from each other.

After Equifax Hack, Calls For Big Changes In Credit Reporting Industry

NPR | Oct. 20, 2017

The largest known theft of Social Security numbers in history has lawmakers, law enforcement and identity theft victims angry. They're calling for better security and other changes in the system.

The 30th Anniversary Of Black Monday: A Day That Made Wall Street Quake

NPR | Oct. 19, 2017

On Oct. 19, 1987, Wall Street had its single worst trading day ever. Even after three decades, Black Monday still marks the biggest one-day crash, and its impact continues to reverberate.

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West Linn Paper Company To Close After 128 Years

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

West Linn Paper Company, the city's sole industrial business and a staple of the community for 128 years, is shutting its doors.

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Amazon Has Brought Benefits, Disruption To Seattle

AP | Oct. 18, 2017 7:25 a.m. | Seattle

Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas.

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Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 2:55 p.m.

For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.

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Top Global Cities Face Increased Risk Of A Real Estate Bubble

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 2:39 p.m.

Toronto leads this year's UBS Wealth Management list as the city with the biggest housing bubble risk. Real estate in several U.S. cities, including New York and Boston, is considered fair value.

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Dow Crosses Another Milestone, Topping 23,000 For The First Time

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 1:11 p.m.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 23,000 for the first time, crossing another milestone amid better-than-expected earnings reports and concerns that stocks are approaching another bubble.

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Washington's 1st Legal, Modern-Day Hemp Crop Harvested, But Needs A Buyer

Northwest News Network | Oct. 16, 2017 11:30 a.m.

The first Washington state farmer to plant the non-drug cousin of cannabis has harvested the crop. 

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As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 5:04 a.m.

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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Portland Mayor Wants $100M For Affordable Housing In TriMet Measure

Portland Tribune | Oct. 14, 2017 1:36 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler says he asked TriMet to include $100 million for affordable housing in the $1.7 billion regional transportation funding measure it is preparing for the November 2018 ballot.

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To Ease PERS Problem, Oregon May Use Mix Of Rewards And Punishments

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 4:11 p.m. | Portland

A task force on Oregon's massive public pension debt wants to prod the 900 government agencies in the state to more aggressively tackle the problem.

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I-5 Expansion In Portland Faces Opposition, Unanswered Questions

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 7 a.m. | Portland

A $450 million project to upgrade Interstate 5 at Portland's Rose Quarter has uncertainties about its costs, the prospect of tolls and whether the state should embark on a major freeway project in the middle of the city.