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OLCC director steps down

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Executive Director Steve Pharo is retiring after more than six years.

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.