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Bank of the Cascades to buy Home Federal Bank

Bend-based Bank of the Cascades is buying Idaho's Home Federal Bank. The deal gives Bank of the Cascades $2.4 billion in assets and 56 branches in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Oregon Bancorp buys back shares after recession

Oregon Bancorp purchased a stake in Willamette Valley Bank held by the U.S. Department of Treasury since 2009.

Oregon job vacancies soar

Job vacancies in Oregon reached their highest level this summer since the Great Recession.

Oregon contributed to new Apple devices

Apple's new iPads, desktops and laptops have parts designed and made in Oregon, and the Portland area.

Oregon gas prices ninth most expensive in U.S.

Oregon's gas prices are the ninth most expensive in the nation for the second week in a row.

Willamette Valley agencies win federal grant

The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments won more than $1.7 million in federal funding as part of the Make it America Challenge.

Intel scientists study effects of air pollution on computers

Intel scientists in Hillsboro are studying the effects of air pollution on the insides of computers, to protect electronics in India and China.