Posted by Associated Press on December 9, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland has asked a judge to shut down the online taxi business Uber, which began operations in the city on Friday.
The San Francisco company has run up against taxi regulations in many other cities, where sometimes its operations have been accommodated.
Uber says it isn’t bound by rules governing traditional taxi companies. Uber’s drivers are …
Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on December 3, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — OSPIRG is out with it’s 29th annual Survey of Toy Safety. Lead, excessive noise choking hazards and toys with Magnets are all major concerns for small children.
This year, there are problems with Hello Kitty bracelets and hair clips that have 5,100 ppm of the phthalate PEHP, above the legal limit of 1,000 ppm. Disney’s tambourine has a high …
New York – A new survey by Bankrate.com shows only 28 percent of us will go shopping on Black Friday. Analyst Jeannine Skowronski says consumers realize deep discounts will be offered all season long.
She says people pinched their pennies during the recession and waited for good deals. She says we’ve now become conditioned to look for them. So, she says …
Posted by Steve Leader on November 19, 2014
Photo courtesy: Associated Press
Washington state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in October to 6 percent, up from 5.7% in September.
State labor economists say the increase is tied to a larger number of people who looked for work last month, 12,200 more than September.
Wednesday’s numbers are preliminary and will likely be revised.
Posted by Steve Leader on November 18, 2014
Photos courtesy: Associated Press, University of Portland
Consumers should not expect lower airfares just because the price of jet fuel has fallen. A professor of finance and transportation at the University of Portland says the airline industry sees no need to cut fares.
According to Richard Gritta, demand for tickets is healthy and the airlines can price the way they want to.