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Shipping firms' departures sink Port of Portland

Apr 7, 2015
The pullouts by Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd threaten the port's container business.

Small town hopes to rescue itself by selling pot

Mar 20, 2015
North Bonneville, Wash., is the first U.S. town to open its own marijuana shop.

The science and art of stocking holiday shelves

Dec 26, 2014
Retailers make educated guesses when ordering inventory. Their misfires make great after-Christmas deals.

Why is it called 'Black Friday'?

Nov 26, 2014
You've probably heard it's the day businesses finally make a profit. Nope.

Cruise ship comeback still tied up in port

Nov 3, 2014
The industry was hurt by the recession and a series of disasters at sea.

Overdraft charges and fees aren't as profitable as they used to be

Sep 10, 2014
The banking industry is taking in fewer profits from fees, but that doesn't mean they're going anywhere.

Alibaba could become the largest IPO. Ever.

Aug 13, 2014
What's the big deal and how will Alibaba keep shares afloat once trading starts?

Fixing an aging infrastructure can cost billions

Aug 12, 2014
Crises like the water-main break at UCLA expose faults in city infrastructure.

Can you sue GoPro if you crash your bike?

Aug 5, 2014
Devices and apps will face lawsuits from daredevils, but probably won't lose.

Congress could hit dead end with highway funding

Jul 7, 2014
The Highway Trust Fund could be slashed in August, unless Congress acts soon.