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Dec 27, 2011 at 9:55 AM PDT
Ajay Piramal is sitting on a mountain of cash. Yet the billionaire Indian tycoon, working in one of the world's fastest growing economies, is struggling to decide what to do with the money.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM PDT
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as delivered and released by the White House:
Sep 14, 2010 at 3:40 PM PDT
Chile's 33 trapped miners have something good to think about: their next jobs. Bulldozer driver, mechanic, electrician. And here's a couple they might find particularly useful: "risk reduction specialist" and "escape-tunnel driller."
Jun 16, 2010 at 7:22 AM PDT
Virtually certain of losing a showdown vote in the Senate, Democrats frustrated in their quest to extend jobless benefits and help for doctors facing Medicare payment cuts are scaling back a catchall tax and spending bill.
Feb 2, 2009 at 9:36 AM PDT
The economic downturn has forced private industry and state and local government to shed jobs, but one major employer in the country is hiring: The federal government.
Jan 31, 2009 at 8:55 AM PDT
Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too. So what about Uncle Sam? Tough times for him as well? Not exactly. In fact the number of federal workers is on the rise.
Jan 18, 2008 at 1:40 PM PDT
The following is a text of the speech Portland mayor Tom Potter is expected to deliver in his "State of the City" address on Friday. It was sent to local media organizations by city officials.
Oct 30, 2007 at 6:31 PM PDT
It's a nickname no principal could be proud of: ''Dropout Factory,'' a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen make it to their senior year. That dubious distinction applies to more than one in 10 high schools across America.
Oct 24, 2007 at 11:57 AM PDT
Testing all new hospital patients for a dangerous staph "superbug" could help wipe out a germ that likely kills more Americans than AIDS, consumer advocates say and early evidence suggests. Yet few U.S. hospitals do it, and many fight efforts to require it. Why?
Dec 28, 2006 at 2:11 PM PDT
Federal, county and bank prosecutors say 43-year-old Carol Crane of Portland recruited thieves to take credit and debit cards and checks from places with lax security. View surveillance photos of other suspects within this story.
Aug 9, 2006 at 6:44 AM PDT
High school scores showed improvement in reading and science, but scores were down slightly in writing and math, according to the latest results.