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Reactions mixed to Eugene bag ban

The Eugene City Council's decision to ban plastic bags received a mixed reception from local consumers.

Lane County unemployment falls

Unemployment fell almost one full percentage point to 8.5% in Lane County as several sectors added jobs.

Eugene bans plastic bags

The Eugene City Council approved a ban on thin plastic bags from all the city's retailers.

Toyota buys Oregon forklift attachment manufacturer

Toyota Industries acquired Fairview-based forklift attachment manufacturer Cascade Corporation for $759 million.

Portland home values up 4.8 percent

Portland-area home prices have rebounded 4.8% in the last year, the biggest year-over-year gain since April 2007.

Chirpify brings social commerce to Instagram

Portland startup Chirpify expanded its service of enabling financial transactions from Twitter to Instagram.

Portland No. 3 for clean tech

Portland ranks third for clean technology leadership among U.S. metro areas.