Economy and Business

Oracle Jobs
4:58 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Oracle Says 130 Jobs Coming To Oregon

 The server giant, Oracle, announced Monday that it will shift 130 jobs from Mexico to Oregon - and retain other jobs here that might have been headed south.

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Oregon Ski Industry
4:22 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Oregon's Skiers And Boarders Contribute Big To State Economy

Last season, skiers and snowboarders contributed more than $480 million to Oregon's economy.
Credit Sharr Rezniqi / Wikimedia Commons

A new economic study of Oregon's ski industry estimates that last season skiers and snowboarders contributed more than $480 million to the state economy.

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Silver Mining
5:38 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Silver Boom Brings Historic Sunshine Mine Back Online

Miners begin work at the Sunshine Mine in 1972. The Mine is about 8 miles east of Kellogg, Idaho.
Credit MSHA

The high price of silver is bringing one of the Northwest's oldest silver mines back online. The Sunshine Mine in north Idaho is known for one of the worst mining disasters in the nation’s history. It will resume production in late 2014.

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Boeing Planes
4:39 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Boeing Likely Topped Airbus For The First Time In Years

Boeing delivered more planes last year than even the high end of its forecasts. Aerospace analyst Yair Reiner says a big reason is that the company managed to speed up production of its 787 Dreamliners. That comes after years of stumbles and delays on the fuel-efficient twin-aisle plane.

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Wash. State Unemployment
6:12 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Unemployment Benefits To Expire

Congress has come through numerous times in the past to renew a federal program to help jobless workers in Washington state.
Credit David Maiolo / Wikimedia Commons

Extended unemployment benefits are going away for 60,000 Washington residents. A federal program put in place to help jobless workers weather the recession expires at the end of the year.

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Phone Book Delivery
5:23 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Wash. Ready To Hang Up On Mandatory Delivery Of White Pages

Phone books left on the street for recycling.
Credit Lulu Vision / Flickr

Utility regulators are on the verge of ending the automatic delivery of White Pages phone books to Washington households. Legislation to do the same in Oregon hasn't gone anywhere.

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Washington Jobless Rate
4:29 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Wash. Sees Healthy Drop In Unemployment

Washington state saw a nice drop in unemployment during October. New numbers released Thursday show the state jobless rate fell to 8.2 percent. That's down three-tenths of a point from the prior month.

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Sprint's Stake In Clearwire
4:59 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Sprint Acquires Stake In Bellevue-Based Clearwire

Telecom giant Sprint is poised to take a controlling interest in Washington-based wireless provider Clearwire.
Northwest News Network

Telecommunications giant Sprint is poised to take a controlling interest in Washington-based wireless provider Clearwire. Clearwire's high-speed wireless data connections cover 80 major markets nationally, including a dozen in the Northwest.

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Washington Unemployment
4:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Washington Unemployment Ticks Down

Washington’s jobless rate dropped just slightly in September. State economists Wednesday pegged unemployment at 8.5 percent. That erases a small uptick in August.

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Oregon Unemployment Rate
4:49 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Virtually Unchanged In September

New data released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department show the state's unemployment rate held steady in September, coming in at a seasonally adjusted 8.7 percent. Economists blame the results on weaker than expected seasonal job growth.

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