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AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago


Healing America (and What One Man Is Doing)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

A man I've come to know a bit is a blues musician named Delmark Goldfarb from Portland, Oregon. He's producing a concert titled "Balance the Bucks", a rally against greed.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

Stocks rise on upbeat earnings reports

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Better-than-expected earnings at Intel sent investors pouring back into the market Wednesday, sending stocks higher in morning trading.

Chipmaker Intel Corp.'s report after the market closed Tuesday lifted investor confidence because its sales figures suggest consumers are purchasing computers at a faster rate than anticipated, a potential sign the economy is recovering.

Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of economic activity. Increased spending by consumers is widely seen as a key to an economic recovery.

Just as important as quarterly results, Intel's third-quarter sales prediction was bigger than analysts' forecast, a further indication that the chipmaker believes the personal computer market has bottomed and a recovery is under way.

In another sign the recession is easing, a new report showed industrial companies cut back production again in June, but not nearly as much as they have been in previous months.

Notorious Rabbit Hoarder Caught Again (VIDEO)

AP | JOSEPH B. FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. - Washington County's "Bunny Lady" is back in the hutch after violating a court order banning her from owning animals for five years. M...

My journey to every country on the planet

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A city in Yemen, one of the countries Guillebeau plans on visiting this year. Chris Guillebeau AC360° Contributor On a six-hou...

Laid-Off Worker Creates "We've Got Time To Help" Volunteer Group

Razoo | Razoo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

Like many people in the current economy, Seth Reams of Portland, Ore., lost his job several months ago. But he soon realized that there were only so ...

Leukemia: The New Army Camouflage

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

While the country is ravaged by a crippling economy, it is a lightweight problem compared to what's happening to a portion of military families. Their loved ones are coming home with cancer.

Amtrak Strands Holiday Travelers For Nearly 24 Hours

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — On one of the biggest travel days of the year, hundreds of Amtrak passengers bound for holiday destinations hunkered down in waiting r...

10 Places Not to Yell: "Thom Yorke Is Retiring" (He's Not)

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

The one place you could yell it is Iceland, let Sigur Ros know if they ever had a chance of touring American stadiums, getting Yorke out of the way could be it.

Oregon Beer Tax Of 1,900 Percent Proposed, Sparks Outrage

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beer brewers are warning that a proposal by five Oregon state lawmakers to tax each barrel of beer by a whopping 1,900 percent would essentially put t...

John Paxson's Future As Bulls GM Uncertain

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls general manager John Paxson remained on the job Friday, despite mounting criticism of the team's performance and his abi...

Court Says Vaccine Not To Blame For Autism

AP | KEVIN FREKING and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Vaccines aren't to blame for autism, a special federal court declared Thursday in a blow to thousands of families hoping to win com...

Esther Reed: How an Ordinary Girl Faked Her Way Into the Ivy League

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

Reed, who has spent eight of the last ten years on the run, entering Ivy League schools under adopted fake identities, and evading cops along the way, was sentenced today to over four years in prison.

Cops Find Comfort In Verse

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The Arts and Equity Initiative, a non-profit program which pairs city workers with artists, recently decided that the Portland, Maine Police Departmen...

No, Seriously: Republicans Don't Get It

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Investment in bike paths will not only improve our economy, and take our country in the right direction for the future; it is exactly the kind of investment the American people want.

CYCLE OREGON ROUTE 2009 Announced: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Biking events are great. They pull together a community and celebrate one of the most efficient methods of transportation mankind has found. One of th...

Michael Phelps Sponsor Kellogg To Drop Him Over Pot Smoking Photo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. said it won't renew its sponsorship contract with Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps becau...

Indiana Republicans To Obama: Don't Send Us Guantanamo Detainees

AP | Deanna Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican state legislators are working on a resolution they hope could keep Guantanamo Bay inmates from being moved to the federal prison in Terre H...

Sam Stein

Daschle Replacement Buzz: Bradley, Dean, Rendell, Sebelius | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Tom Daschle removed from his planned role as chief architect of President Obama's health care policy, the search has already begun for his replac...

Al Meyerhoff and the Chemistry of Life and Death

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

This environmental lawyer reminded us that the vast majority of commercial and industrial chemicals in circulation today are not tested for longterm health effects before being put on the market.

Pirates New Focus Of US Seamen Training

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTLAND, Maine — With an alarming number of tankers and cargo ships getting hijacked on the high seas, the nation's maritime academies are offe...

Can Oakland Startup Veranda Become the Apple of Solar? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With the $400 million purchase of OptiSolar's project portfolio, First Solar has, in effect, declared war on two other large solar energy companies wh...

DOJ Sent Hoax Email To Test Employee Loyalty

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The Justice Department doesn't have to look far to find a scam that preys on people whose retirement plans have been crippled by the...

Super Bowl Purity

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Simon Maxwell Apter

The NFL has only let me down on three occasions -- all three affronts to my ideals of "purity" -- and I haven't missed a Super Bowl or Wild Card Weekend in two decades.