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Strong High Desert hiring seen in May

All three High Desert counties posted seasonally adjusted job gains, the Oregon Employment Department reported.

Former UO basketball players accused of rape suspended

Three former University of Oregon basketball players accused of rape have been suspended from the school.

Lithia Motors expanding to East Coast

The Oregon-based car retailer will purchase DCH Auto Group for $362.5 million.

Lawsuit claims Regence BlueCross BlueShield no longer acting as nonprofit

The class-action lawsuit claims the Oregon nonprofit health insurer is acting like a for-profit company by stockpiling excess funds that support large salaries.

Portland home builder sold to California construction giant

Polygon Northwest Company LLC, the largest homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest, was acquired by William Lyons Homes for $520 million.

Providence Portland $6M guest housing project underway

Providence Portland Medical Center is constructing a 30-unit guest housing facility, scheduled to open in 2015.

Ninkasi brewery becomes regional powerhouse

Based on sales, the Lane County-based brewery is one of the 30 largest craft brewers in the nation.