Unemployment fell almost one full percentage point to 8.5% in Lane County as several sectors added jobs.
The Eugene City Council approved a ban on thin plastic bags from all the city's retailers.
Toyota Industries acquired Fairview-based forklift attachment manufacturer Cascade Corporation for $759 million.
Portland-area home prices have rebounded 4.8% in the last year, the biggest year-over-year gain since April 2007.
Portland startup Chirpify expanded its service of enabling financial transactions from Twitter to Instagram.
Portland ranks third for clean technology leadership among U.S. metro areas.
Portland-based green building firm Interface Engineering is seeking proposals for a highly sustainable headquarters.