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Target to close 3 stores in Portland, 2 in Seattle, citing theft that threatens workers, shoppers
Author: ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will close nine store in four states saying that theft and organized retail crime have threatened the safety of its workers and customers.


Capitol rioter who trained for a ‘firefight’ with paintball gets over four years in prison
Author: MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

A California man whom prosecutors say was fixated on arresting Democratic leaders and training for combat with paintball fights after the 2020 presidential election was sentenced on Tuesday to more than four years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot.


Amazon sued by FTC and 17 states over allegations it inflates online prices and overcharges sellers
Author: HALELUYA HADERO, AP Business Writer

U.S. regulators and 17 states are suing Amazon over allegations the e-commerce behemoth abuses its position in the marketplace to inflate prices on and off its platform, overcharge sellers and stifle competition.


Stock market today: Wall Street drops more than 1% as its September slump gets even worse
Author: STAN CHOE, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s September swoon is accelerating, and U.S. stocks are falling sharply Tuesday to their lowest levels since June.


Biden urges striking auto workers to “stick with it” in picket line visit unparalleled in history

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden grabbed a bullhorn on the picket line Tuesday and urged striking auto workers to “stick with it” in an unparalleled show of support for organized labor by a modern president.


Washington State News

Saquon Barkley day-to-day, Giants off until Thursday
(Photo credit: Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK) Running back Saquon Barkley is considered day-to-day as the New York Giants return to work in preparation for a Monday night home game against the Seattle Seahawks. Giants coach Brian Daboll said Barkley won't do much in Tuesday's "jog-through" session. The team will take Wednesday off and return Thursday, when they will release their first injury report for th
NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Stronger and Stronger at No. 1

Jaguars News | Jacksonville Jaguars - John Oehser

JACKSONVILLE - Senior writer John Oehser's pre-Week 4 2023 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are ...

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) | 1 | Consistent and strong again San Francisco 49ers (3-0) | 2 | So talented, so impressive, so consistent Miami Dolphins (3-0)

U.S. CDC releases data on chronic diseases, related risk factors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday released data on chronic diseases and related risk factors for the year 2022 in the United States.

CDC data include health-related behaviors, chronic health conditions, healthcare access, and use of preventive services in the fields such as alcohol use, cancer screening, diabetes, heart disease, HIV Testing, me

Portland Business News

Downtown Portland task force fundraiser seeks $450K to support work
Author: Jonathan Bach
The group is looking for donations from private and philanthropic donors to support its work.
FTC and 17 states sue Amazon, alleging monopolistic practices
Author: Alex Halverson
The Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Amazon has been in the works for years, starting with a probe that was opened in 2019.