Top News & Analysis Oregon

  • Jan 15- PG&E Corp's chances of emerging from bankruptcy proceedings hinge in part on an arcane California legal rule that threatens to keep the utility owner perpetually on the hook for liabilities from catastrophic wildfires even beyond the more than $30 billion the company expects to face from recent blazes. The doctrine, known as "inverse condemnation,"...

  • Jan 14- PG&E Corp, owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this month amid pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to California's catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018.. PG&E, which provides electricity and natural gas to 16 million customers in...

  • PG&E, which provides electricity and natural gas to 16 million customers in northern and central California, faces widespread litigation, government investigations and liabilities that could potentially exceed $30 billion due to the fires, the company said. The most recent fire last November killed at least 86 people in the deadliest and most destructive...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 9- How bad was 2018 for investors? The flight to safety was perplexing because this was not a 2008 market meltdown, but I dont think people are willing to wait anymore to see, said Tom Roseen, Lipper Head of Research. This is the first time in years, that I have been looking at cash as a viable asset class, said Linda Erickson, a Greensboro, North Carolina...

  • Rainbow over a Chilean fjord

    For travelers whose new year's resolutions include traveling more, industry experts have no shortage of suggestions.

  • An attendee holds a Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta SpA pistol at the company's booth during the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Dallas, May 5, 2018.

    A slew of new gun laws are coming into force in California and other states in 2019, including a new California law requiring a lifetime ban on gun ownership for some domestic violence offenders.

  • Roth IRA 401k

    Although this session of Congress ended without lawmakers passing bills aimed at expanding access to workplace retirement plans, states around the country already are rolling out programs with the same goal.

  • Private terminal at LAX

    To help you plan ahead (or scramble less before your flight), airports have put together gift guides highlighting unique items for sale in their terminals.

  • Earlier this year, Reuters reported that one broker under scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation- Portland, Oregon- based MedCure- has used a Dutch hub to distribute tens of thousands of kilograms of human body parts across Europe since 2012. The news agency uncovered no evidence body parts used in the Netherlands were infected, but the Dutch...

  • Earlier this year, Reuters reported that one broker under scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation- Portland, Oregon- based MedCure- has used a Dutch hub to distribute tens of thousands of kilograms of human body parts across Europe since 2012. The news agency uncovered no evidence body parts used in the Netherlands were infected, but the Dutch...

  • The 10 most affected states could hire more than 28,000 new teachers if they were able to use the lost revenues, according to the report released by Good Jobs First, a left-leaning Washington think tank. Amazon decided last month to build two new headquarters at $5 billion each in New York City and Arlington, Virginia, saying it will hire up to 50,000 people...

  • Holiday Winter Wonderland Suite Escape, Mandarin Oriental NY 

    With the sheer number of hotels and resorts offering quirky, cool and over-the-top vacation specials, there's no need to stay home for the holidays. 

  • *Drought fuelling record wool prices in top exporter Australia. MADRID/ SYDNEY, Nov 21- A jump in the price of wool from drought-ravaged Australia, the world's top exporter of high-quality fleeces, is rattling through the global clothing supply chain, with some mills passing along costs and retailers cutting down on wool or raising prices. Italian clothmaker...

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    Once all the holiday gift lists have been checked off, there will be plenty of great deals for travelers looking to get away.

  • Nov 9- A liberal-leaning California- based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case and soon could be asked to weigh in on a pipeline project he has championed. The 9th Circuit would hear any appeal by Trump's administration of the ruling late on Thursday by a...

  • Nov 8- The trade landscape in the U.S. House of Representatives will shift significantly next year following Democrats' seizure of control in Tuesday's elections. Pelosi also has applauded Trump's initial round of tariffs against China, citing the need to combat China's "brazenly unfair trade policies". Richard Neal of Massachusetts is expected to become...

  • issues for schools, roads, parks, sewers and other projects as well as measures to rein in taxation and expand Medicaid. F-State of California $8.87 bln for water projects P-State of California $4 bln for housing and veterans' loans P-San Diego Unified School District $3.5 bln for school improvements P-State of California $2 bln for homeless housing P-State of...

  • Conagra on Monday had recalled four varieties of the cake mix after officials in Oregon found Salmonella agbeni in a box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating five illnesses in three states to determine if they are linked with recently recalled...

  • issues for schools, roads, parks, sewers and other projects as well as measures to rein in taxation and expand Medicaid. F-Pima County $430 mln for roads and highways Mesa School District $300 mln for upgrades and renovations. F-State of California $8.87 bln for water projects P-State of California $4 bln for housing and veterans' loans P-San Diego Unified...

  • Oregon Governor Kate Brown attends the Pendleton Round-Up on September 15, 2017 in Pendleton, Oregon. 

    NBC News projects Oregon's Democratic Gov. Kate Brown will edge out Republican challenger Knute Buehler to keep her job after a tight race.