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Hyundai paying $10B for land in Seoul to build HQ

It will build a super tall tower named Global Business Center for its 18,000 employees in Seoul.



Holiday hiring plans highest since 1999

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO

Credit a strengthening economy, more optimistic consumers and retailers trying to improve service in the age of Amazon.


Alibaba value is $168B based on $68 IPO price

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasures, is ready to strike it rich on the New York Stock Exchange.


Suit blocked over Boeing worker death

Washington's Supreme Court says in a split decision that Boeing can't be sued over a worker's death from asbestos exposure.


U.S. household wealth has set a new record

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

But the gains are flowing mainly to affluent Americans. Middle-income Americans rely mainly on home equity to build wealth, and prices are still below the 2006 peak.


Millions expected in state pot taxes

Economic forecasters are predicting that the state's legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring in about $636 million to state coffers through the middle of 2019.


Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants

By JOE McDONALD

Companies in energy, aviation, biotechnology and other fields are starting to invest abroad as they acquire technology, research skills and access to markets.


Study finds 95% in Ore. now insured

A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.


Good news pushes stocks to record highs

More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.


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