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Portland mayor plans changes to urban renewal program

Mayor Charlie Hales proposed eliminating the new $169 million urban renewal area around Portland State University.

Growing beer industry keeps people working

The number of permitted breweries in Oregon grew from 149 to 208 in 2013.

UO student housing sites sold

A Chicago-based real estate investment company purchased four complexes near the University of Oregon for about $40 million.

Mentor Graphics reports record earnings

The Wilsonville-based company saw its profit jump 71% in the quarter ending January 31.

Mortgaged Portland-area homeowners remain 'under water'

15.2% of metro-area homeowners with a mortgage still owed more than their home was worth at the end of 2013.

Employers paid idle longshoremen $1M since June

West Coast employers have shelled out more than $1 million to Portland-area longshore union members for not working during lockouts.

Adidas tops list for efforts to end Uzbekistan-sourced cotton

The sports apparel manufacturer had the highest ranking among 49 brands judged for their efforts to eliminate the cotton in their supply chains.