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Forest sector 'poised for rebound'

A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows housing starts are up 35 percent from a year ago, reinforcing a recently released Oregon industry report that showed the forest sector is "poised to rebound."

OSU wins NASA grant

OSU was one of 10 universities selected by NASA for Space Technology Research Grants aimed at "accelerating the development of 'push' technologies to support the future space science and exploration needs of NASA."

Lithia posts record earnings

The Medford-based auto retailer reported third-quarter earnings of $23.2 million, or 90 cents per share, its highest-ever earnings per share.

Jobless claims drop by 23,000

Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring.

Intel to expand Hillsboro fab

Intel plans to expand D1X, the $3 billion research factory currently under construction at its Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro.

Wind power surpasses hydro

Wind energy hit a new generation record of 4,289 megawatts, surpassing water energy in the Northwest for the first time.

Oregon farm equipment wins award

A high-tech field scraper made by Donald-based GK Machine was chosen as one of the ten most innovative agricultural products.