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Oregon legislators could write marijuana law

Oregon's House is talking about referring its own marijuana legalization measure instead of waiting on a ballot measure in 2014.

Chaucer Foods could bring jobs to Forest Grove

International food processing company Chaucer Foods could bring more than 70 jobs to Forest Grove in its first year of operation.

UO student sees promise in wood pulp

University of Oregon student Zander Eckblad was awarded second place in an Oregon BEST contest to develop nontoxic building products.

Intel closing Massachusetts factory

Intel is closing Fab 176 in Hudson, Mass., and laying off 700 workers.

Retail sales slow

Back-to-school shopping didn't help retail sales in August, as spending rose just 0.3%, the smallest gain in four months.

Umpqua Bank acquires Sterling Bank for $2B

Portland-based Umpqua Holdings is buying Spokane-based Sterling Financial in a $2 billion deal.

Portland getting new $20M social impact fund

A $20 million social impact fund known as Northwest Social Venture Fund is set to launch in Portland this fall.