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Oregon has five months of job gains

Oregon gained jobs for the fifth straight month in July, the longest growth streak since March 2007.

Retailers turn to mobile payments

Big name retailers are teaming up to create Merchant Customer Exchange, a new company that will give customers the option of paying for purchases with their cellphones.

OSU scientists produce electricity from wastewater

Oregon State University engineers developed a new technology that makes electricity from microbes found in wastewater.

Portland getting first non-profit pub in U.S.

The first non-profit pub in the U.S. is opening soon in Northeast Portland. It will be called the Oregon Public House.

Oregon's unemployment climbs in July

Oregon's unemployment rate rose to 8.7% in July, even as the economy added a seasonally adjusted 1,800 jobs.

Hales proposes sales tax

Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales proposed a state sales tax to support the public school system.

OSU building $29M residence hall

Oregon State University officials expect to break ground next year on a $29 million residence hall.