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China surpasses U.S. as global trader

In five years, China has surpassed the United States as a trading partner for much of the world.

Convention Center hotel talks behind schedule

Metro staffers say they need more time to negotiate the proposed headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.

Jay Graves sells Bike Gallery

Bike Gallery owner and president Jay Graves announced his retirement and the sale of the company to California-based Trek Bicycle Superstore.

Mentor Graphics tops quarterly forecast

Wilsonville-based Mentor Graphics reported third-quarter sales and profits ahead of its forecast.

Lisa Schwartz will lead Dept. of Energy

Lisa Schwartz has been named director of the Oregon Department of Energy.

Better Bean overhauls packaging

Portland-based Better Bean Company overhauled its packaging to use less plastic.

Grain terminal owners extend lockout deadline

Northwest grain terminal owners extended their final contract offer to the longshore union until Dec. 8.