Halloween has become one of the most important shopping events of the year, boosting everything from high-end department stores to thrift shops.
FedEx expects to ship 280 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas, up 13% from a year ago.
Apple started work on the first, $68 million phase of its new Prineville data center.
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.
Hillsboro-based Lattice Semiconductor plans to eliminate 109 jobs, 13% of its workforce.
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.
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.