University of Oregon student Zander Eckblad was awarded second place in an Oregon BEST contest to develop nontoxic building products.
Intel is closing Fab 176 in Hudson, Mass., and laying off 700 workers.
Back-to-school shopping didn't help retail sales in August, as spending rose just 0.3%, the smallest gain in four months.
Portland-based Umpqua Holdings is buying Spokane-based Sterling Financial in a $2 billion deal.
A $20 million social impact fund known as Northwest Social Venture Fund is set to launch in Portland this fall.
As home sales are improving, the highest prices are still being paid for homes in the suburbs of Portland, including Washington County, Lake Oswego and West Linn.
Oregon Health and Science University researchers used a vaccine to cure 50% of monkeys infected with a cousin of the HIV virus.