Deal Ends Partial Govt. Shutdown

WASHINGTON — After 16 days, lawmakers finally came together on a deal to end the partial government shutdown. The move averts a potential default. President Obama signed the bill immediately. He says the U.S. will reopen the government right away. The bill calls for opening the government through Jan. 15 and extending the nation’s borrowing … Continue reading »

Sales and Closures on Labor Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Labor Day is summer’s last hurrah, but it’s also the last day for shoppers to get their hands on some hot bargains. Although many places are closed during the holiday, a number of stores and malls will be bustling with shoppers. For many retailers, this is the last day that they can … Continue reading »