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Paid sick time rules impact business owners

The new rules may compel some business owners to lay off employees.

Evergreen International Airlines files Chapter 7 petition

The McMinnville-based company filed a Chapter 7 petition in federal bankruptcy court on New Year's Eve.

Evaluation of managers in state government complete

Oregon has completed evaluations of its managers as the first step to restructuring the state's management system.

Blue-collar baby boomers doubtful about retirement

The 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 expect to work the rest of their lives.

Upper Klamath Basin ranchers lost money in 2013

Water shutoffs in the Upper Klamath Basin led to losses of approximately $94,000 in 2013.

Unemployment rate in Portland falls to new 5-year low

A new state report shows the Portland unemployment rate is at a new five-year low of 6.7 percent, down from 7.0 percent in October, despite a loss of jobs in November.

Lawmakers want a Nike-style deal for rural businesses

Several rural lawmakers are hoping to create a legislative package for small businesses in Oregon similar to the 30-year tax agreement created solely for Nike.