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Jobs, rents boost home building


Rising rents and a growing job market are encouraging housing construction.

Oregon unemployment flat in March

Oregon unemployment dropped to 8.6% in March, essentially unchanged from February's 8.7%.

Apple promises Prineville jobs

Apple says its new Prineville data center will employ "dozens," and bring hundreds of temporary construction jobs.

Papé Group expands into Idaho

Eugene-based Papé Group is expanding into northern Idaho as part of its recent acquisition and expansion trail.

Oregon grows record amount of wine grapes

Oregon wine grape production grew 33% in 2011 to a record high 41,500 tons.

Tualatin lumber company files for bankruptcy

The nearly 75-year-old Tualatin-based Lumber Products Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

NW Natural customers may get credits

Northwest Natural Gas officials have filed a request with regulators to provide one-time bill credits totaling $48 million to customers.