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The unemployment rate in Washington dropped a notch in November.

Oregon's unemployment rate is at its lowest in more than five years according to numbers released by the Oregon Employment Department Tuesday.

Holiday Shoppers May Hit Snags As Banks Try To Curb Fraud

Dec 16, 2013
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An unprecedented rash of credit card fraud in one corner of the Northwest is forcing banks to put limits on card purchases – just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year.

Long-Term Unemployed Face End Of Benefits

Dec 16, 2013

The holiday season will mean an end to unemployment checks for about 1.3 million Americans, including about 45,000 jobless in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. 

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Northwest farmers hired significantly more foreign guest workers this season under a special immigration program.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he has brokered a deal that should ease a thorny labor dispute at the Port of Portland.


Washington is competing with more than a dozen other locations to build the next generation Boeing wide-body airliner.

US Department of Transportation

There is a new whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington. But it doesn’t have to do with technical concerns.


The president of the St. Louis machinists union tells his hometown newspaper that he's “prepared and ready to sit down with Boeing” to discuss moving 777X production to Missouri. 


The president of the machinists union in St. Louis says Boeing should build the 777X in Washington.