Salem was rated as a top town to retire in the Where to Retire magazine's January/February issue.
An improving economy and many new models are expected to push U.S. auto sales above 15 million in 2013.
Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, but are now under scrutiny by the FDA and are falling short of advertised claims.
U.S. manufacturing had modest gains in December, boosting the economy at the start of the new year.
Nike's second-quarter profits are up, and the company is back on track in China, according to CEO Mark Parker.
Federal unemployment benefits will run out for 25,000 Oregonians by the end of the year.
Private check collection agencies are sending letters with county district attorneys' letterheads to scare Oregonians into paying for bounced check fees.