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Wieden+Kennedy lays off Portland employees

The Rose City office laid off employees because of lost accounts.

Mentor Graphics purchases California design firm

The Wilsonville-based company acquired Nimbic Inc., a company that makes electromagnetic simulation products.

Corvallis considers funding hotel parking garage

City officials could spend $4 million on a parking garage in partnership with developers planning a riverfront hotel.

Nike drops 100,000 factory workers

The number of contract factory workers has declined 17% since the company's high of 1.2 million workers in 2009.

Federal judge overtuns Oregon gay marriage ban

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled that the prohibition violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

George Heidgerken buys Blue Heron paper mill

The Tacoma developer purchased the bankrupt mill for $2.2 million.

Bend bank wraps up bank acquisition

Bank of the Cascades purchased Home Federal Bancorp for $265.7 million.