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Nike drops 100,000 factory workers

The number of contract factory workers has declined 17% since the company's high of 1.2 million workers in 2009.

Federal judge overtuns Oregon gay marriage ban

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled that the prohibition violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

George Heidgerken buys Blue Heron paper mill

The Tacoma developer purchased the bankrupt mill for $2.2 million.

Bend bank wraps up bank acquisition

Bank of the Cascades purchased Home Federal Bancorp for $265.7 million.

Deschutes Brewery to stock Wisconsin shelves

The Bend-based brewery's beer will be available in Wisconsin stores July 1.

Liquor privatization moves forward

Supporters of an initiative allowing liquor sales in Oregon grocery chains will begin gathering signatures this week.

Greenbrier opens Dallas-area hub

The Texas hub will offer the Portland-based railcar-maker easier access to energy, petrochemical and plastics markets.