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Parents cut college spending

Families have pulled back on college spending in the past year due to rising higher education costs.

Businesses increase stockpiles

U.S. companies added to their stockpiles in May but sales fell again.

Microsoft pulls out of MSNBC.com

NBC is buying Microsoft's 50% interest in MSNBC.com for an undisclosed amount.

Nike removes Joe Paterno's name from childcare center

Amid the Pennsylvania State University sex-abuse scandal, Nike decided to remove football coach Joe Paterno's name from its largest childcare center.

Paramedics turn to expired drugs

Manufacturing delays and industry changes have forced paramedics in many jurisdictions to turn to expired medications.

Housing demand outpaces supply in June

With the housing market stabilizing, Oregon buyers waiting for the market to bottom out are now preparing to buy.

Downtown Portland beach proposed

A Portland man has filed a petition with the Parks Department to establish a beach at the Hawthorne Bowl on Portland's waterfront.