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Ex-Intel employee pleads guilty to downloading secret documents

A former Intel employee pleaded guilty to downloading secret manufacturing and design documents while looking for another job.

Greenbrier profits rise

Greenbrier Cos. profits rose in the second quarter as deliveries of new railcars climbed.

AOL to sell 800 patents to Microsoft

AOL is selling more than 800 of its patents and applications to Microsoft for $1 billion.

Consumers monitor data usage

As smartphones become more common, consumers are forced to think about how many megabytes of data they are using.

Groups sue over proposed wind farm

The Audobon Society of Portland and the Oregon Natural Desert Association filed a lawsuit to block what they claim is an illegal wind farm proposed near Steens Mountain.

Hiring slows, but jobless rate falls

Hiring slowed in March due to uncertainty about the economy's growth, but the unemployment rate dipped as more Americans stopped looking for work.

Offshore drilling fees finance forest land

Offshore drilling fees are financing the purchase of $41.6 million of new national forest lands in 15 states.