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Hillsboro's new baseball team named the Hops

Hillsboro's new minor league baseball team has its name: the Hillsboro Hops.

Oregon ranks 5th for green jobs

Oregon ranks fifth for states with the highest green jobs per capita.

Company plans high-altitude balloon facility in Tillamook

California-based Near Space Corporation is building a $6.9 million high-altitude ballooning facility in Tillamook.

Geoloqi acquired by Esri

Portland startup Geoloqi was sold to Esri, a privately held mapping software company in Southern California.

Oregon voters shun major parties

Democratic and Republican registration in Oregon has fallen since 2008, while Independent and unaffiliated voters have increased.

Legality of Tesla stores questioned

Dealer associations in Oregon and other states say Tesla Motors retail stores violate state franchise laws prohibiting factory ownership of dealerships.

Solyndra accuses Chinese companies of destroying U.S. solar manufacturers

Bankrupt Solyndra is claiming in a $1.5 billion lawsuit that Chinese companies are driving U.S. solar manufacturers out of business.