High Five

Spending on durable goods declines 4 percent

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

Oregon higher ed board to limit guns on university property

The new policy would replace a previous ban struck down by Oregon Court of Appeals.

Oregon medical group lays off 15

Electronic records and projected declines in Medicaid reimbursements prompt staff cuts, the largest reduction in the past seven years.

Eugene council favors plastic bag ban

In a unanimous vote, Eugene councilors vote to draft ordinance banning plastic bags at all city retailers.

Partisan conflict stalls Oregon jobs bills

As 2012 session winds down, Democrats and Republicans spar over natural resources, public works, and job creation proposals.