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Employment claims cost state about $50M

Large payouts are the exception, not the rule.

ESI sets sights on Asian markets with acquisition

The purchase of a like-minded Chinese laser manufacturer gives company foothold in China.

Economic recovery lags in Oregon's rural areas

Towns outside of the main population centers still dealing with downturn.

ESI will pay up to $18M for Chinese laser company

The Washington County-based laser tool manufacturer has plans to purchase Wuhan Topwin Optoelectronics Technology Co.

Eugene company lands $2M

SheerID, which makes identity verification software, secured the funds from its existing group of angel investors.

Portland real-estate firm plans 'crowdfunding' site

ScanlanKemperBard Cos. will launch an online crowdfunding platform for its real-estate deals.

Eugene developer proposes 14-unit apartment building

Doug Bulski hopes to build a three-story apartment complex intended for people in their 20s and 30s.