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Portland receives high national business ranking

The Rose City ranked 17th among U.S. cities in terms of small business advantages.

Oregon gained 15,000 jobs

The two-month increase was the largest since November-December 2005, but the state's unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.9%.

Salem may relax rules for food trucks

An ordinance could ease the regulations preventing food trucks and trailers from gathering on private property.

Commercial Vehicle Group to close Tigard plant

The commercial-vehicle parts supplier will lay off 89 workers.

More Portland restaurants swap parking for outdoor seats

Nearly a dozen restaurants use the parking spaces in front of their buildings for seating.

Judge releases indicted housing developer

Roger Pollock is released from jail wearing a GPS ankle monitor and holding lengthy "no-contact" list.

Kitzhaber: Election is about more than Cover Oregon

Gov. John Kitzhaber thinks job creation, public safety, tax reform and negative population growth in rural Oregon will all play a role in determining the state's next governor.