BBC: The World Health Organization says there should be a ban on the use of e-cigarettes indoors and that sales to minors should stop.
Reuters: The cash-and-stock deal will create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group.
Reuters: Burger King could acquire the Canadian donut-and-coffee chain in a deal costing roughly $18 billion.
ABC News: According to EQECAT, a company that studies catastrophe risk, the damage estimate is expected to rise because the Napa Valley wine harvest has already begun.
Reuters: U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession, the federal reserve chairwoman said.
BBC: The clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets.
The federal agency that holds the purse strings for care of Oregon Health Plan members recently criticized the state's system for distributing money to regional coordinated care organizations.
A $40 million floating drydock will arrive at the Columbia River this weekend, carrying components that will be assembled and put to work by Vigor Industrial.
Police said Thursday that they'd arrested three people in three different incidents of bike theft over the previous 24 hours.
The contract is part of the transit agencies switch to electronic fares, the Portland high tech company announced Thursday.
Homes of roughly 200 square feet could be quickly and cheaply built to house homeless and low-income residents in Portland.
USAToday. The settlement is the largest in history between the federal government and a single company.
CNN: Family Dollar says it's sticking with an agreement to merge with Dollar Tree for less money.