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Don't Be Like Jeff Bezos. Here's How To Keep Your Phone Safe From Hackers

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The world's richest man and high tech mastermind Jeff Bezos allegedly was hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. What do you need to know to protect your phone from perhaps less royal attacks?

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Dropped To Historic Low In December 2019

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Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7% in December, the lowest on record dating back to 1976 according to the Oregon Employment Department.

Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All

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Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told student debt can't be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that's a myth and bankruptcy can help.

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Why Iran's Economy Has Not Collapsed Amid U.S. Sanctions And 'Maximum Pressure'

The Trump administration is applying what it calls a "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran. Although the economy has been hit hard, Iranians have managed to live under sanctions for four decades.

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More Data On The Midlife Crisis

An economist uses a broad range of data from 132 countries to understand why middle age is such a drag.

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Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs Of MS Treatment, Despite Generic

Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most popular brands would spur relief, but prices went up. Here's why.

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A Mayor In Norway's Arctic Looks To China To Reinvent His Frontier Town

Melting ice means ships are plowing along polar lanes, so Rune Rafaelsen wants Chinese investors to help turn the small town of Kirkenes into a major logistics hub. But doubters abound.

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Does The China Trade Deal Move The World Away From Free Trade?

While the new deal with China lowers some trade barriers, it leaves many tariffs in place. And it dictates that China buy more from the U.S., but that has other trading partners worried.

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In China, Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years

China's gross domestic product for 2019 grew by 6.1%. Beijing also announced that its birth rate had fallen to its lowest level since the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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AG Sues To Stop Trump Administration From Ending Food Assistance For 21K Oregonians

Oregon is joining 14 states in suing the Trump administration over its decision to eliminate food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans. More than 21,000 Oregonians could lose their benefits on April 1.

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New Burdens On The Horizon For Portland's Public Campaign Financing Program

The director of the city’s Open and Accountable Election program, Susan Mottet, said she’ll likely have to lower the match rate if she’s not granted more funding from the city.   

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Trump Signs 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place

President Trump is set to sign a "phase one" trade deal with China Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.

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Trump Backtracks On Brazil Steel Tariffs

President Trump has reversed himself and decided not to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Brazil. Financial markets were rattled when he abruptly announced a 25% tax on Dec. 2.