Ambre sells interests in N.W. coal projects

By Rob Davis, The Oregonian November 27, 2014 3:22 p.m.

Slumping coal markets have caught up with the Australian company proposing two export terminals in Oregon and Washington.

Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, Associated Press November 27, 2014 10:16 a.m.

NEW YORK — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.

Barnes & Noble offers books signed by authors — in stores only

By Alison Griswold, Slate November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Instead of competing head on with Amazon this Black Friday, Barnes & Noble is looking to offer something that the online retailer can't.

Polls: Health coverage still a priority for employers

By TOM MURPHY and JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.

Shoppers impatient; retailers respond with quicker delivery

By MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

OPEC faces tough test

By JONATHAN FAHEY, Associated Press November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly $1 billion a day.

Clocking in on Thanksgiving in Vancouver

By Aaron Corvin November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

On a recent November afternoon, Sheryl Procopio, a home clerk and cashier for the Fred Meyer in Orchards, walked the floor, fluidly connecting with customers.

A year later, Target healing from breach

By Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — It wasn't the first, nor was it the biggest.

Spokane-area utility puts light on community solar project

By BECKY KRAMER, The Spokesman-Review November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

SPOKANE — Solar energy intrigued Landy Comstock, but he wasn't ready to fork out $30,000 to install solar panels on the roof of his home in Valleyford, southeast of Spokane.

3 reasons shoppers will spend carefully

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and CHRIS RUGABER, Associated Press November 26, 2014 1:04 p.m.

Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year low.

Woman tackles college on the fly

By Susan Parrish November 26, 2014 12 p.m.

Although turbulence has threatened flight attendant Karin Chandler's college path, she has stayed on course.

U.S. agency threatens air bag maker

By Associated Press November 26, 2014 10:05 a.m.

DETROIT — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver's side air bag inflators are defective and agree to a nationwide recall.

Applications for jobless benefits jump to 313,000

By Associated Press November 26, 2014 7:06 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

By Associated Press November 26, 2014 7:06 a.m.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them.

3Q profits at banks rose as revenues jumped

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times November 26, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Profits at the nation's banks rose 7.3 percent in the third quarter as revenues posted their biggest year-over-year increase since 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday.

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