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Nike Calls Off Pilot Program With Amazon, Ending Direct Sales


Nike is ending a sales partnership with Amazon less than a month after the Oregon-based athletic gear company named an e-commerce veteran as its new chief executive.

Trump Makes No Promises On China Trade Deal


President Trump says a mini trade agreement with China could happen "soon," but he offered no guarantees. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump downplayed the cost of his trade war.

Charitable Giving Is Down. It Might Be Time To Reform The Charitable Deduction.


It's distortionary. It's regressive. And right now it only benefits a sliver of taxpayers and nonprofits. It's time to talk about the charitable deduction.

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A Ban On High-Cost Loans May Be Coming

Some payday loans carry interest rates of 100% or more. The Military Lending Act limits rates on loans to service members. Now, a bipartisan bill aims to extend that protection to all Americans.

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Most Of Nation's Top Public Universities Aren't Affordable For Low-Income Students

Public flagship universities are critical for low-income students because they serve as engines for upward mobility. But a new report finds they're often out of reach financially.

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4-Day Workweek Boosted Workers' Productivity By 40%, Microsoft Japan Says

Employees at Microsoft Japan worked four days a week, enjoyed a three-day weekend — and got their normal, five-day paycheck. As part of the trial, the company also capped meetings at 30 minutes.

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The Opium Cycle

There is a pattern that has repeated itself throughout the history of the opium trade.

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Northwest Family Farm Bankruptcies Increase

Family farm bankruptcy filings are up across the country. They're growing fastest in the Northwest.

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Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Combat California's Housing Crisis

The plan includes $1 billion for a first-time homebuyer mortgage assistance fund and $1 billion for an open line of credit to develop "very low- to moderate-income housing."

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The 7-Year Car Loan: Watch Your Wallet

Americans are buying more expensive cars — nearly $38,000 for new cars, on average. And longer-term loans are enabling many people to make the payments, but at a cost.

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Job Market Resilient In October Despite GM Strike, Beating Expectations

U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.6%. The drop in job creation reflects a slowing economy, but a strike at General Motors was also a factor.

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The Roots Of An Oregon Farm Bankruptcy

President Trump made it easier for family farmers to seek bankruptcy protection. This Oregon farm needed relief from his trade wars.

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Fed Cuts Rates Again To Boost A Slowing Economy

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, in an effort to support an economy that continues to tap the brakes. Economic growth in the third quarter was just 1.9%.