The Skanner Newspaper - Business Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:20:58 -0700 MYOB en-gb (The Skanner Newspaper) Urban League of Portland Gets $200,000 from Bank of America The money is set to increase the Urban League's job training and support programs 

]]> (Lisa Loving) Business Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:25:40 -0700
McDonald’s Honors Local Milwaukie Employee with National Award Sharon Banks: 'I want to be the best crew leader, the best person that I can be to my ability'

]]> (Lisa Loving) Business Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:03:47 -0700
Court Overturns Net Neutrality Rules The Federal Communications Commission set rules to say big Internet companies like Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner had to deliver all content at the same speed. But a court ruling says the FCC rules are not valid -- overturning the idea of net neutrality.

]]> (Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer) Business Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:52:27 -0800
Latest Growth Figures Show Europe Is Out of Recession
Germany and France grew their economies more than expected

Gross domestic product across the 17-nation eurozone grew by 0.3 percent in the second quarter, according to official estimates released Wednesday. That's the first time the region has grown since the third quarter of 2011, and compares with a decline of 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

]]> (By Mark Thompson CNN) Business Wed, 14 Aug 2013 03:04:10 -0700
PDC Holds North/Northeast Economic Development Summit
Event included breakout sessions, an in-person resource center and keynote speeches

The Portland Development Commission held its North/Northeast Portland Neighborhood Economic Development Summit on May 30.

]]> (Bruce Poinsette of The Skanner News) Business Wed, 05 Jun 2013 03:12:57 -0700
Trimet Awards $110 Million in Contracts to Disadvantaged Women and Minority Firms
Almost 24 percent of construction jobs on the project went to minority workers

Neil McFarlane, TriMet's general manager said that more than $110 million in contracts have been awarded to 108 firms owned by people of color and women, on the Portland-Milwaukie light rail transit project.

Business Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:16:56 -0700
Washington State University Vancouver Has Global Impact

Foster your growth by exploring and learning from our differences in thought, race, background, culture, belief and perspective.

]]> (The Skanner) Business Thu, 30 May 2013 04:37:36 -0700
Trimet Sets Records with Disadvantaged and Minority Businesses

The transit agency says the program has set records in awarding contracts to disadvantaged and minority businesses and creating jobs for minority workers on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

]]> (Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Business Thu, 30 May 2013 04:20:26 -0700
Goldman Sachs Sails Past Wall Street's Expectations
First-quarter results were driven by strong activity in commercial mortgages and risky debt

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- First-quarter investment banking results were driven by strong activity in commercial mortgages and so-called leveraged finance, the risky, or high-yield, debt behind private equity transactions.

Business Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:23:24 -0700
Video Tax Day: Where Did the Money Go in 2012?
Military and health care spending take up the bulk of federal income tax revenues

(CNN) -- Monday is tax day, and in case you're wondering where your money went last year, President Barack Obama is eager to let you know. He's giving you a detailed receipt.

Business Mon, 15 Apr 2013 01:55:14 -0700
Video: Class of 2013 Faces Difficult Career and Work Prospects
VIDEO: President Obama talks about his budget and the economy

Unemployment remains high for young college grads. For those who will find jobs, many will probably have to settle for low-level positions, the Economic Policy Institute said Wednesday.

Business Wed, 10 Apr 2013 03:26:45 -0700
Job-Hopping Millennials No Different Than Their Parents... Yet
Labor Department: Average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs between ages of 18 and 25

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The job-hopping millennial is not so different from their parents ... at least not yet.

Business Tue, 09 Apr 2013 03:14:50 -0700
Budget Cuts Cause Long Wait Times on Irs Help Line
Long lines hurt poor and elderly seeking free tax preparation advice

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service are causing long lines for the poor and elderly seeking free tax preparation advice, lengthier hold times for IRS help line calls and delays in tax refunds for identify theft victims.

Business Tue, 09 Apr 2013 03:06:32 -0700
Where All Your Transportation Needs Are Met for a Flat Fee: All Around Town Inc. Portland, Oregon

Call us if you need a ride for shopping, errands, field trips, social activities, prison visits etc. You won't have to worry about the meter running while we wait!

]]> (The Skanner) Business Thu, 04 Apr 2013 03:56:51 -0700
Fannie Mae Posts Record Profit
The government has pumped in $116 billion in bailout funds in its rescue of the company

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Mortgage financing giant Fannie Mae Tuesday reported a record profit of $17.2 billion for 2012, a testament to how much the housing market has improved lately.

Business Tue, 02 Apr 2013 03:30:13 -0700