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  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Startups offer banking for smartphone users Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Like traditional banks, customers open a checking account, get a debit card and are able to make check deposits and pay their bills.

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    DALLAS— A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

  • Intel to get local tax breaks worth about $2B Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    HILLSBORO, Ore.— Local officials have approved a tax break for Intel Corp. that could be worth about $2 billion during its expansion in Washington County west of Portland.

  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.

  • Workers approve Northwest grain contract Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said 88 percent of its members voted to ratify a contract running through May 2018. Louis Dreyfus Commodities, United Grain and Columbia Grain operate grain terminals in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, Washington.

  • GASTON, Ore.— Sheriff's office: 3 family members' bodies recovered from lake 1 day after boy's body found.

  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

  • SALEM, Ore.— Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website.

  • U.S. WCoast Products - Gasoline gains on small build Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:18 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Aug 20- California gasoline's premium gained 3 cents on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported a smaller than expected increase in West Coast gasoline inventory, traders said. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said West Coast gasoline supply rose 101,000 barrels last week to 27.1 million barrels.

  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- Oregon on Monday denied Ambre Energy's request for a permit to build a coal export terminal on the Columbia River, saying the project was not in the best interests of the state's water resources.

  • Stranded ship drifts; crewman buried at sea Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The crewman who died in a fire aboard a chemical tanker that's adrift off the Oregon coast has been buried at sea. There were no other injuries, and the remaining 21 crew members from China and South Korea are still on board, hundreds of miles from Oregon.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Just over a year ago, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley was looking for a place to make a bold statement about his latest crusade: taking Wall Street's traders to task for gaming commodity markets.

  • U.S. WCoast Products - Gasoline rises on inventory draw Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:05 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Aug 13- California gasoline's premium rose in the Los Angeles wholesale market on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported a draw on West Coast gasoline inventory, traders said.

  • Aug 11- Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecom and communications companies have agreed to invest about $300 million to develop and operate a trans-Pacific cable network connecting the United States to Japan.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Mikhail Galas, Alexander Hawatmeh, Christopher Mrowca and Tovy Pustovit made more than $2.5 million by buying six thinly traded stocks and then artificially driving up their prices through a so-called "pump-and-dump" scheme.

  • Why dying kids can't get the drugs they need Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Nathalie Traller back in the clinic.

    Terminally ill patients are increasingly seeking access experimental drugs outside clinical trials, but drug companies often decline these requests. A look at why.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Energy Department on Thursday approved Oregon LNG to export liquefied natural gas, as the Obama administration works through applications to export fuel from the domestic drilling boom to markets in Asia and Europe.

  • UPDATE 1-US DOE approves Oregon project to export LNG Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Energy Department on Thursday approved Oregon LNG to export liquefied natural gas, as the Obama administration works through applications to export fuel from the domestic drilling boom to markets in Asia and Europe.