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Retailers report highest holiday hiring since 2006

Holiday hiring in 2012 reached its highest level in six years.

Central Oregon tourism up

Holiday tourism in Central Oregon was up in 2012 compared to a year before.

Oregon scientists say federal agency censored them

Southern Oregon fish biologists filed a scientific misconduct complaint alleging that the Bureau of Reclamation plans to disband their team for unpopular studies.

Portland startup Giftango sold to InComm

Portland-based Giftango has been sold to Atlanta-based InComm, but it will retain its Portland office.

Oregon to experiment with salting roads

Oregon is experimenting with salting roads along a few state border crossings to de-ice them.

10 banks to pay for wrongful foreclosures

Ten major banks will pay $8.5 billion to settle complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners.

Retired Portland administrator earned $22,500 a month

Retired Portland administrator Yvonne Deckard earned more than $22,500 a month in the fall through no-bid contracts with the city and Portland Public Schools.