Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on December 15, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — Monday is the busiest mailing day of the year. More than 640 million cards, letters, and packages will be processed nationwide.
With only ten days left until Christmas, customers are dealing with long lines and they’re getting a little grumpy because of it.
With more people shopping online, postal deliveries have increased 14% this year. 30 million extra pieces …
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
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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.