Companies placed 0.6% fewer orders to U.S. factories in April for the second straight month of decline.
U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year. At the same time, the unemployment rate rose.
Walmart opened its first West Coast standalone grocery stores in West Linn and Beaverton, and plans to open a third in Gresham in August.
Gov. John Kitzhaber signed an executive order that will allow three southern Oregon counties to develop on farm and forest land.
Three conservation groups filed a suit saying Oregon state government's logging on state-owned forests is harming marbled murrelets.
Green Diamond Sand makes 40 varieties of a special sand project and sells six times the amount of sand it did 14 years ago.
Oregon liquor officials say privatized liquor sales in Washington could bring some buyers to Oregon due to new high prices.