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Carmakers report gains despite Sandy

Major automakers are reporting sales increases for October despite losing three dales of sales to Sandy.

Jobless claims fall

Applications for unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to 363,000 in the U.S. last week.

U.S. added 158,000 jobs

U.S. businesses added 158,000 jobs in October, according to payroll provider ADP.

Oregon's economic growth will outpace most states

Oregon's economic growth through March is expected to outpace most states, according to a new Federal Reserve forecast.

OpConnect launches smartphone payments for EV charging stations

Portland-based electric vehicle charging station company OpConnect is launching smartphone payment technology.

Fashion Tech closing Portland plant

Fashion Tech plans to shutter its window-blind plant, cutting 98 jobs.

Whole Foods stores get battery-exchange pilot

Five Northwest Whole Foods Market stores signed on for the pilot phase of Portland-based Bettery's battery exchange kiosks.