High Five

Oregon education and timber bills in limbo

As the Oregon legislative session winds down, the fate of bills requiring school achievement pacts, timber cuts in state forests, remains uncertain.

Oregon lags behind nation in employment

Although job vacancies in Oregon declined, the number of unemployed people for every job opening remains high compared to national figures.

Precision Castparts cited for 32 violations

The violations, which occurred at Precision's large parts campus in Milwaukie and SE Portland, are the latest safety concerns at the Fortune 500 company.

Portland rental market one of tightest in country

According to National Association of Realtors, the city's vacancy rate is 2.5 percent, a record low.

Spending on durable goods declines 4 percent

As tax break expires, U.S. businesses reduce orders for machinery and equipment.