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Crumbling economies employ relatively more public workers

Where the business environment is suffering, public jobs represent what's available for workers.

Retail suffered in Central Oregon due to recession

The necessities — health care, schools — were able to grow in step with the bevy of new residents.

Home sales in Portland drop in November

The sales numbers were down from October, but up from November of 2013.

Winemakers reflect fondly on 2014

Oregon Wine Board says the 2014 crop of bottles could be "the vintage of a lifetime."

New Relic's shares soar after IPO

The San Francisco startup keeps its engineering team in downtown Portland.

Nike HQ expansion OK'd by Washington Co.

The sneaker company's plans for 1.3 million square feet of new space was approved by the county's Land Use and Transportation department.

Business crowdfunding rules being determined by the states

States are coming up with their own crowdfunding rules in response to federal inaction.