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Umpqua moves up fourth-quarter dividends

Umpqua Bank's parent said it would move up its fourth-quarter dividend ahead of a possible tax increase for investors.

Digimarc buys e-book piracy-fighting company

Beaverton-based Digimarc will pay $5.6 million for Attributor Corp., a company designed to authenticate e-books and fight online piracy.

Sodaville quarry expansion concerns neighbors

The Linn County Planning Commission is taking public comment on a controversial request to expand a rock quarry operation in Sodaville.

Home prices see biggest gain in 6 years

U.S. home prices rose 6.3% in October from a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006.

Urban Airship buys Tello

Portland mobile software developer Urban Airship has acquired Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tello, a startup that focuses on Apple's online wallet Passbook.

PGE tests biofuel options for Boardman coal plant

Portland General Electric is testing giant cane, among other biomass sources, to replace coal at the Boardman Power Plant.

DEQ coal hearing to draw hundreds of opponents

Opponents of a proposed Columbia River coal export terminal expect several hundred people to protest during permit hearings before the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.