Oregon's economic growth outpaced all but North Dakota's in 2011, thanks to manufacturing gains.
Oregon approved three new enterprise zones in Portland, Beaverton and Veneta.
Oregon officials suspended 10 timber sales on 800 acres of state land in preparation for a legal fight with conservation groups.
A Portland company is one of the first to offer bicycle insurance, after 14 years of research.
Some Southern Oregon landowners are frustrated by a proposed natural gas pipeline.
SoloPower disclosed a $10.7 million round of financing as it hires for its Portland manufacturing facility.
U.S. factory orders increased 0.7 percent in May, a welcome sign after two months of declines.