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Smoking bans take effect at UO, OSU

An official smoking ban kicks in this week at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.

PCC class helps small businesses export

Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center wants to help more small Oregon businesses enter the export market.

Business owners concerned about Oregon economy

The latest state economic forecast made many Oregon business owners wary with its indication that the economy may be worsening.

30-year mortgage falls to 3.59 percent

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell to just slightly above record lows, contributing to the current modest housing recovery.

American Airlines, US Airways nearing merger

American Airlines and US Airways are getting closer to a potential merger.

Lenders refuse to participate in mediation program

Private Oregon mortgage servicers have refused to participate in the state's new foreclosure mediation program.

Largest solar array under construction

Oregon's largest solar array is under construction in Lake County. The 16-acre array is known as Outback.