West Linn and Lake Oswego had the highest increase for homes sold in Oregon, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service.
Five Oregon metro areas are still growing at a slower than normal pace, a University of Oregon monthly report shows.
SoloPower is laying off 61 in San Jose, Calif. this month as it focuses on production in Portland.
22 health care providers will offer medical and dental plans online through Cover Oregon this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.
NORPAC Foods and Henningsen Cold Storage plan to build a cold storage warehouse in southeast Salem, indicating confidence in the region's agriculture.
Construction on Beaverton's Cedar Hills Crossing is expected to create 300 new jobs.
Environmental groups including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Columbia Gorge intend to sue coal businesses for alleged federal Clean Water Act violations.