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  • Judge eyes whether port records should be released Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— A federal judge said Tuesday he would weigh whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must release environmental review documents involving a proposed coal port criticized by environmentalists.

  • Another author boosted by 'Colbert Bump' Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    Edan Lepucki, whose novel "California" became a best-seller thanks to a plug from Stephen Colbert, has in turn helped another book catch on.

  • Fun run's cancellation in US angers participants Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A Utah company's cancellation of an annual fun run featuring a muddy, foamy obstacle course has left participants out of money in Nevada, Oregon and other states. Registered runners for the 5 K Foam Fest set for Aug. 2 in Reno received an email Thursday from Spanish Fork, Utah- based Round House Racing saying it went out of business and the event was canceled.

  • US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.

  • The California cities of San Jose, Vallejo and San Diego all saw a heightened threat, as new fault lines have been recently discovered, the report said. It also upgraded the risks facing parts of the central and eastern United States, singling out areas near New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Growing wildfire empties Washington town Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    The sheriff issued his highest evacuation notice Thursday for Pateros, a town of about 650 people along the Columbia River. "There's nobody in Pateros" except a few "stragglers" who stayed, he said, adding the fire was burning in the town, although the small business district was believed intact.

  • States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    The Oregon lawsuit filed Thursday in Portland contends 5- Hour Energy falsely claims customers get extra energy and focus from a unique blend of ingredients, when the boost actually comes from a concentrated dose of caffeine. Oregon has been part of a group leading a 33- state investigation into the accuracy of the product's claims.

  • BOSTON, July 16- To clinch a deal to buy Time Warner Inc, Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will not only need to raise the value of its bid above $80 billion but also boost its ratio of cash to stock, investors said on Wednesday.

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts?

  • Oregon timber harvest tops 4 billion board feet Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon's timber harvest topped 4 billion board feet last year, the first time it has reached that level since 2006, a state report released Tuesday shows. Oregon's timber harvest was 9.74 billion board feet in 1972 but fell during the economically troubled late 1970 s and early 1980 s before rebounding above the 8 billion mark.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and ordered that Ralls Corp be given any unclassified evidence used by Obama to reject the bid. "It's a potentially transformative decision," said Donald Vieira, a former national security lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department who now works in private practice.

  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. Bob Goodlatte, R- Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- A federal appeals court on Tuesday issued a surprising rebuke to U.S. President Barack Obama and said he deprived a small Chinese-owned firm of its right to due process when he squashed its bid to build wind farms close to a U.S. naval training site.

  • The unusual comments from the Fed's monetary policy report- the first time in 14 years that the Fed has commented specifically on valuation of a particular equity sector- that accompanied Fed Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony to Congress, hit stocks in riskier sectors of the market.

  • Review: Systematic errors led to bridge collapse Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year's Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman up after earnings. *Johnson& Johnson falls after results. Facebook shares lost 2 percent to $66.55.

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    The action cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for transportation programs nationwide, solvent through May 2015.

  • ConAgra buys Chinese potato processor for $93M Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— ConAgra Foods Inc., the company behind Chef Boyardee canned pasta, said Monday that it bought a Chinese potato processor for $93 million to help it sell more frozen potato products in Asia.

  • July 11- Two members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, including Chairman Ron Wyden, on Friday asked Gilead Sciences Inc to defend the more than $80,000 cost of its breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C, citing the expense to federal healthcare programs.