Global market turmoil hints that U.S. recovery may founder | McClatchy

Awww, man. Conflicting U.S. jobs data and mounting concerns about debt defaults abroad that threaten global economic growth triggered a worldwide wave of stock-market volatility Friday amid fears that the improving U.S. economy could unravel. A mixed jobs report from the Labor Department, including a revision that showed that 2009 job losses were far greater… Read More Global market turmoil hints that U.S. recovery may founder | McClatchy

Oregonians Vote to Raise Taxes on Rich, Corporations

Too bad it can’t happen here. Oregon voters bucked decades of anti-tax and anti-Salem sentiment Tuesday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent further erosion of public schools and other state services. The tax measures passed easily, with late returns showing a 54 percent to 46 percent ratio. Measure 66 raises taxes on… Read More Oregonians Vote to Raise Taxes on Rich, Corporations