ASSOCIATED PRESS: The number represents a drop from the 4.6-percent growth of the third quarter.
WGN: The FBI and Better Business Bureau warned college students of payroll email scam that is targeting school email accounts.
FORTUNE: CEO Don Thompson will be replaced on March 1 after the restaurant continued to struggle under his leadership.
OREGONLIVE.COM: Washington Beef of Toppenish is recalling 1,620 pounds of beef trim with possible E. coli contamination that was sold in Oregon and Washington.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Seattle aerospace company beat Wall Street expectations, which were low due to a weak defense market.
MARKET WATCH: The gadget giant announced Tuesday that it sold 74.5 million iPhones in the final quarter of 2014.
BLOOMBERG: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell after questions were raised about the long-term viability of the economy.
BLOOMBERG: The Conference Board's index hit its highest level since August 2007 in January.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: Creditor nations suggest the move doesn't necessarily mean the struggling economy will eschew the euro.
ABC NEWS: Flights out of Portland International Airport were negligibly affected.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: Negotiators took Thursday off as dockworkers held a demonstration against their employers.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: As cell phone use soars, battery life has been plummeting.
USA TODAY: Bill and Melinda Gates says the plight of poor people will be improved by 2030.