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Unemployment's toll on Portland's economy lessens

Unemployment is taking less of a toll on Portland's economy, but it still weighs on growth in Central Oregon, the Rogue Valley and Salem.

Lattice Semiconductor cuts workforce by 13%

Hillsboro-based Lattice Semiconductor plans to eliminate 109 jobs, 13% of its workforce.

Ninkasi breaks ground on major expansion

Ninkasi Brewing broke ground on a major expansion of the Eugene brewery that will be completed in late 2013 and triple the company's output capacity.

Wind activity picks up in Oregon

Oregon saw a major jump in its installed wind energy capacity in the third quarter with 1,833 megawatts of new power installed in the U.S.

Chinese executive says Obama's wind farm halt a "political show"

The Obama administration's decision to block a Chinese investment in an Oregon wind farm was called a "political show and bureaucratic nonsense" by a Chinese executive.

Merkley a top green politician

Sen. Jeff Merkley was named the third greenest legislator for his voting record.

Venture activity picks up in third quarter

Oregon venture capital activity rose in the third quarter after a dismal spring.