Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.
Portland-based fold up electric bike designer Conscious Commuter wants to raise $1.5 million in debt financing.
Salem was rated as a top town to retire in the Where to Retire magazine's January/February issue.
An improving economy and many new models are expected to push U.S. auto sales above 15 million in 2013.
Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, but are now under scrutiny by the FDA and are falling short of advertised claims.
U.S. manufacturing had modest gains in December, boosting the economy at the start of the new year.
Nike's second-quarter profits are up, and the company is back on track in China, according to CEO Mark Parker.