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Apple plans to expand Prineville data center

The company plans an addition that includes two "pods" to bolster its cloud computing services.

Department of Environmental Quality report shows chemicals in all of state's water basins

WATER ROUNDUP: Toxic chemicals found in all of the water basins in Oregon; Lane Co. town sets limits on water usage.

Umpqua earnings fail to meet expectations

The bank is still working through ramifications of Sterling Financial acquisition.

Wilsonville-company plans to eliminate 200-plus jobs

Mentor Graphics announces a broad restructuring plan that includes a 4 percent cut in its workforce.

Oregon unemployment rate below national average

Although the jobless rate slipped below the U.S. average for the first time since 1996, long term unemployment stays high.

Lawmakers hear arguments in favor of carbon pricing

A group of economists write a letter urging support for a carbon cap-and-dividend program.

Sales of homes up, inventory down, in Portland

HOUSING ROUNDUP: Portland homes for sale hit nine-year low; Multnomah County officials commit to building 500 affordable housing units in desirable neighborhoods; inclusionary housing bill passes House.