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Portland convention center hotel opponents cite The Nines

As Portland leaders try to muster support for a large convention center hotel, opponents cite The Nines as an example of what could go wrong.

Kitzhaber hires new energy policy adviser

Gov. John Kitzhaber has hired Margi Hoffmann to be his new energy adviser.

Eugene goes solar

Eugene is set to install double the amount of solar arrays this year, if nonprofit Resource Innovation Group meets its goal.

Job market weak, Bernanke says

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. job market remains weak despite three months of strong hiring.

Interest rates should remain low for another year

Short-term interest rates will remain at current levels for at least another year, economists say.

T-Mobile laying off 359 workers in Redmond

T-Mobile USA is shuttering its Redmond call center and laying off its 359 employees, just months after state leaders were reassured it would stay open.

Fred Meyer will no longer carry "pink slime" beef

Portland-based Fred Meyer joins the list of grocers that will no longer carry beef containing "pink slime."