A New York Times search tool says that Oregon awards businesses more than $865 million each year in tax breaks and incentives.
Nike is actively exploring at least two locations for an upcoming expansion. They include a waterfront site near downtown Portland and a site near the company's Beaverton headquarters.
Portland-based Carbon Audio's wireless speaker for laptops and tablets received national attention from the New York Times.
Federal authorities are using asset-forfeiture laws to seize money and property from people that exploit Oregon's medical marijuana program.
Commissioner Randy Leonard wants to speed up a public vote on proposed water fluoridation in Portland from May 2014 to May 2013.
After a surge in new student housing, the rental market in Eugene has softened, raising the issue of oversupply.
Business economists foresee modest growth in 2013 helped by a rebound in housing.