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Oregon public universities graduate record number of students

Oregon's seven public universities graduated 20,000 students in 2011-12, a record boosted by an 11% increase in bachelor's degrees.

Oregon Christmas tree harvest begins

Oregon growers are busy cutting and shipping Christmas trees.

Oregon business rents pets

Hannah the Pet Society at the Clackamas Town Center is the first store of a planned rollout across the country where customers can rent a pet.

Expanded Walmart reopens at Eastport Plaza

Walmart is reopening its expanded store in the Eastport Plaza, with 75 new employees and a ceremony awarding $93,000 in donations to local nonprofits.

PDC working with developers to make Grove Hotel into a hostel

The Portland Development Commission is expected to approve a deal to renovate the Grove Hotel in Old Town into a hostel for young creative types.

Sealy closing North Portland plant

Sealy is closing its Portland mattress factory that employs 128.

Icahn buys stake in Greenbrier

Carl Icahn is among a group of investors who have taken a 10% stake in Lake Oswego-based railcar maker Greenbrier.