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FEI will close some facilities

Due to recent acquisitions, the Hillsboro-based microscope maker will consolidate some of its plants worldwide.

Salem business owners discuss medical pot

The medical marijuana industry is working to gain acceptance with the capital's business community.

BNSF, Union Pacific want Oregon to sign confidentiality agreements

The two railroad companies want to keep shipment information from the public; the agreements would restrict notification to first responders.

Rising home prices float underwater mortgages in Oregon

In the Portland area, only 5.2% of all residential properties with a mortgage held a negative equity position in the first quarter of 2014.

Oregon to receive $3.8M settlement from GlaxoSmithKline case

The state will receive $3.8 million under a multi-state settlement after the drug firm was accused of improperly marketing three pharmaceutical products.

Liquor privatization ballot initiative dropped

The measure to privatize liquor sales and allow Oregon grocery stores to stock hard liquor will not appear on the November 2014 ballot.

Junction City snack food maker plans to expand

Cosmos Creations hopes to build a 135,000-square-foot factory in Lane County that could hire up to 150 workers over several years.