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OpConnect to sell EV chargers to Navy

Portland-based OpConnect announced a $60,000 deal with the Department of the Navy for the company's electric vehicle charging stations.

Trimet reduces service cuts

After five weeks of public meetings, Trimet scaled back its sweeping service cuts proposal.

Columbia Biogas brings jobs to Cully neighborhood

Columbia Biogas is seeking good relations with the neighbors of their proposed $55 million biogas facility in Portland's Cully neighborhood.

Growing utility-scale market boosts Powin

Revenues from utility-scale energy storage systems are skyrocketing, and Tualatin-based Powin Energy is profiting.

U.S. trade deficit climbs 15.3 percent

A drop in exports and rise in imports at the end of 2011 pushed the U.S. trade deficit to its widest point in three years.

All but 4 banks pass stress test

All but four of the 19 major U.S. banks are strong enough to survive another serious recession, according to the Federal Reserve.

Portland unemployment drops below national level

Greater Portland's unemployment rate fell to 8.2% in January, below the nation's jobless rate for the first time in three-and-a-half years.