The recession across the economy of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro extended into its sixth quarter - longer than the calamitous slump that hit the region in the financial crisis of 2008-9.
Oregon's unemployment rate has edged down again, hitting 8.0 percent last month.
European aerospace company EADS said strong deliveries by airplane maker Airbus helped drive higher earnings in the first quarter and laid out the hope that the new A350 long-range aircraft should make its first flight this summer.
Small business owners were a little more optimistic during April but are generally still cautious.
A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, an Idaho company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds.
Prices paid by U.S. importers fell in April for the second straight month, pushed lower by another decline in imported petroleum. Falling import prices help keep inflation in check.
A union representing workers at Amazon in Germany says members are striking in a push for higher wages from the online retailer.
Those looking for a career path in the athletic and outdoor industries can now get some formal education to prepare them for the type of work they're seeking.
Even as Walmart stores become commonplace in Oregon, the big box retailer from Bentonville, Ark., still stirs uncommon opposition.
A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas.
The Supreme Court has sustained Monsanto Co.'s claim that an Indiana farmer violated the company's patents on soybean seeds that are resistant to its weed-killer.
Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes while paying less for gas. The rebound from a weak March suggests consumers may help boost economic growth again this spring.
U.S. businesses left their stockpiles unchanged in March for a second straight month while their sales fell sharply.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Monday the coffee chain's first stores in India and Vietnam have been received positively and it might soon be time to give Myanmar a shot too.
European finance ministers are set to discuss on Monday the economic plans of Italy's new government and assess the outlook for bailed-out countries like Portugal, Greece and Cyprus.