Portland city leaders have proposed a 120-day pilot program that would pave the way for app-based transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.
Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels.
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Global finance officials see a number of growing threats on the horizon to the economy's post-recession recovery.
GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine distributed throughout the U.S. because its effectiveness can decline over time.
President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce.
Citigroup kept a lid on costs and that helped boost its bottom line last quarter. The big bank continues to slim down following the financial crisis.
In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper.
The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring.
Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.
Goldman Sachs posted a big jump in first-quarter net income Thursday as its investment banking unit logged its best quarter since the financial crisis. Higher fees from trading bonds and currencies also helped.
The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice.
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace from mid-February through the end of March although the harsh winter, the rising value of the dollar and a big plunge in oil prices were having adverse effects on some industries, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.
U.S. industrial production registered the biggest drop in almost six years last month, another sign that the economy got off to a stumbling start in 2015.
The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.
It's a dream for many small business owners: A-list celebrity clients.
Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.
Strong results from JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s currency, commodities and fixed-income trading business lifted the bank's first-quarter profit 12 percent.
J.C. Penney expects comparable-stores sales to top most expectations in the first quarter but industry watchers believe it will be at a cost and shares slid in Tuesday trading.
Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit uncharacteristically fell 8.6 percent, hurt by sharply unfavorable exchange rates, a major divestiture and competition to its new hepatitis C drug.
U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles by a moderate amount in February although total business sales were weak for a seventh straight month.
The CanDo! Food Drive is happening right now and Food for Lane County has all kinds of programs to help people of all ages. One program designed just for kids is the Weekend Snack Pack program, which serves 50 kids in low-income families at each of the five participating schools in Springfield every week.
Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact. More flights are late, more bags are getting lost, and customers are lodging more complaints about U.S. airlines, government data shows.
Vacationers once relied on big-name hotel brands to signal the kind of experience they could expect. People knew what Holiday Inn, Hilton, Hyatt or Marriott meant. Familiarity bred a sense of comfort. No longer.
Wild swings in the stock, bond and currency markets in the first three months of the year are likely to translate into bigger profits for big U.S. banks, analysts say.
New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.
China's trade contracted in March by an unexpectedly wide margin, adding to expectations that Beijing will launch new stimulus to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.
The federal government began the review process Friday on Royal Dutch Shell's plans to continue a drilling program it halted in 2012 in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern shore.