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TriMet says new rail line created jobs

TriMet says the Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail project has created 1,525 jobs so far.

Gluten-free demand increases

The demand for gluten-free products at restaurants and grocery stores has increased quickly in the last few years.

Manufacturing sees biggest drop since recession began

U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in three years.

Brammo Motorsports' future in Oregon remains a question

Brammo Motorsports owner Craig Bramscher said he has little desire to move the company from Ashland, but seven states are actively pursuing the electric motorcycle maker.

Salem-Keizer schools could lose funds

The Salem-Keizer School District could lose its share of a $4 million grant to prevent teen pregnancy.

Honda Fit to come with free insurance

Honda plans to lease the new Fit EV with free collision insurance included, and with a $0 deductible.

Construction sees biggest increase in five months

U.S. construction spending increased the most in five months, another indication of a slow housing sector recovery.