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Portland-area homes worth $216.7B

The entire Portland-area housing stock was $216.7 billion in 2013.

Oregon unemployment drops to lowest point since September 2008

Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in November, its lowest point since September of 2008.

Megaload roadblock cleared, protesters arrested

Police arrested 16 protesters trying to stop a megaload of refinery equipment in John Day.

Xerox sells part of its Wilsonville operations

Xerox sold a portion of its Wilsonville operations to 3D Systems for $32.5 million.

Christmas tree sales up this year

Sales at Christmas tree lots are up in Oregon this year.

Portland's underwater mortgages among lowest in nation

The Portland area is among the major metros with the smallest share of underwater mortgages, thanks to rapidly rising housing prices.

Downtown Redmond could get revamp

Redmond is considering hiring a city planner and participating in Oregon Main Street, a state program to revitalize downtown areas.