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U.S.jobs decrease most in 4 years

Job openings in the U.S. decreased in April by the most in almost four years, the latest sign that the labor market is cooling.

CrowdCompass sells for $10 million

Portland startup CrowdCompass, which makes smartphone apps for conferences, plans to announce this morning that it has sold its business to a Virginia software company called Cvent for $10 million.

Chirpify courts politicians

Portland's Chirpify -- whose technology enables purchases on Twitter, with a single Tweet -- is teaming up with an online campaign consulting firm to court politicians.

Golden Temple execs must return $36 million

Kartar Singh Khalsa and four other executives who wrongfully assumed 90 percent ownership in Eugene food company Golden Temple in a 2007 restructuring must return more than $36 million to a court-appointed receiver, according to a court order.

Eugene entrepreneur realizes dream

Brian Obie has been a part of Eugene’s business and civic life for half a century. As he approached age 70, Obie launched into making a long-held dream a reality, and began work on his first hotel, the luxury Inn at the 5th.

SOREDI turns 25

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.

Bonamici says debris is ‘wake-up call’

With increasing amounts of debris apparently coming from the Japanese tsunami and washing ashore on Oregon’s and Washington’s coast, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici wants federal, state and local agencies to step up efforts.