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Failed ballot topics may return

Some measures that Oregon voters have decided against in the past three decades may return to the ballot in November.

Mortgage rates hit record lows

Fixed U.S. mortgage rates fell again to new record lows.

Retail sales down

Retail sales fell in June, raising industry concerns about the back-to-school season.

Oregon economy growing at nation's second-fastest rate

Oregon's economic growth outpaced all but North Dakota's in 2011, thanks to manufacturing gains.

Oregon announces new tax break zones

Oregon approved three new enterprise zones in Portland, Beaverton and Veneta.

Oregon suspends 10 timber sales

Oregon officials suspended 10 timber sales on 800 acres of state land in preparation for a legal fight with conservation groups.

Portland company offers bicycle insurance

A Portland company is one of the first to offer bicycle insurance, after 14 years of research.