Top News & Analysis Oregon

  • A worker makes denim jeans in Michigan.

    Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.

  • Traffic in Hawaii.

    Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.

  • An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 2013

    More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.

  • South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

  • A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • An Alpha Oil & Gas crew building a 10-inch gas pipeline near Watford City, N.D.

    When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.

  • The Dan-Dee “Chicken Dance” Easter Chicken is being recalled for being too loud.

    Fred Meyer is recalling a $20 Easter toy sold in four western states because the music it plays is too loud and could possibly cause hearing damage.

  • Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon

    The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

  • CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.

  • With home listings down as the housing market heats up, some buyers are refusing to wait until the for-sale signs appear.

  • Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York City.

    The New York City Council on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against out-of-work job seekers.

  • Portland's Real Estate Market

    Taking a closer look at the real estate market in Portland, Oregon, with Brad Golik, Luxury Condo Specialist.

  • Jerry Brown, Governor of California

    Relying on the wealthiest taxpayers can turn into budget turmoil when the market slides, according to analysts.

  • A123 Systems logo

    China's largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems Inc, a bankrupt maker of electric car batteries that was funded with U.S. government money, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • Oregon's Nike Tax Deal

    Nike pledges to create 500 jobs, and spend $150 million in return tax, if legislators pass a deal to preserve the company's tax status for at least 5 years, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Oregon's Sprint to Keep Nike

    Nike was founded at the University of Oregon, and is a core piece of the state's identity. Nike asked the state for a guarantee that their current tax status would be preserved for at least five years, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Will Oregon Play Ball With Nike?

    The Governor of Oregon is calling the State legislature into a special session today to make sure Nike stays happy. CNBC's Brian Shactman has the story on jobs.

  • President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

  • At $7 a Cup, This Starbucks Joe is Black Gold

    Starbucks is serving up a new $7 coffee called, "Costa Rica Finca Palmilera". Only 48 stores in nationwide sell the exotic beans, with 46 stores located in Seattle and Portland. Coffee lovers will have to fork out $40 for a half-pound.