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Oregon school officials emphasize safety

Oregon school leaders are emphasizing safety as many schools re-open for the first time since the Connecticut school shootings.

Tax deadline prompts spike in donations

Oregon nonprofits benefited from a last-minute rush as donations came in before the end-of-year tax deduction deadline.

Oregon gets minimum wage increase in the new year

Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.

Conscious Commuter seeks $1.5M

Portland-based fold up electric bike designer Conscious Commuter wants to raise $1.5 million in debt financing.

Salem rated a top retirement destination

Salem was rated as a top town to retire in the Where to Retire magazine's January/February issue.

Strong auto sales predicted in 2013

An improving economy and many new models are expected to push U.S. auto sales above 15 million in 2013.

Energy drinks fall short of claims

Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, but are now under scrutiny by the FDA and are falling short of advertised claims.