With the holiday season around the corner, the economic impact of Christmas trees is a timely business story. The industry has evolved profoundly over the last 100 years. Originally cut
It used to be that department stores waited until Oct. 1 before putting up their holiday decorations and stocking shelves with gift items. But, as Stuart Elliott writes on Media
On the surface, Christmas movies may be bits of heartwarming fluff that we turn to every year, but given the way they often accurately portray the economic struggles of their time, it is
The United States Women’s National Team did more than just establish itself as the dominant force in international soccer with its World Cup victory on Sunday. The women set themselves up
It’s been less than a week since FIFA President Sepp Blatter was elected to a fifth term leading soccer’s international governing body, but he announced Tuesday that he will resign from the position,
Baseball players and owners regularly tangle. So do hockey players and owners. And, last week, it looked like Major League Soccer might lock out its players. But, 50 hours before
2021 Barlett & Steele Winners
An investigative mindset leads Oregonian, Oregon Public Broadcasting & ProPublica to 2021 Barlett & Steele bronze award
On their first reporting trip to Falls City, Oregon, a small town roughly 70 miles southwest of Portland, journalists Rob Davis and Tony Schick asked a resident in the local
As more individuals are added to the “billionaire’s club” annually, and income inequality gains prominence as part of a global conversation about social infrastructure, the amount of taxes wealthy people
ProPublica, Associated Press, The Oregonian and Oregon Public Broadcasting win 2021 Barlett & Steele awards
ProPublica won the top prize in the 15th annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism for uncovering massive disparities in the amount of taxes the wealthiest Americans pay
In an almost-post-pandemic world, housing remains one of the largest concerns for U.S. citizens. Rent in metropolitan areas across the country has been climbing quickly over the last decade and
Depending on who you ask, the amount of free time that the pandemic has brought people can be seen as either a blessing or curse. Nonetheless, as most retirees will
Natural disasters can cause millions of dollars in damage. The tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011 caused about $2.8 billion in property damage. Those who do not have property
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