Oregon's House is talking about referring its own marijuana legalization measure instead of waiting on a ballot measure in 2014.
International food processing company Chaucer Foods could bring more than 70 jobs to Forest Grove in its first year of operation.
University of Oregon student Zander Eckblad was awarded second place in an Oregon BEST contest to develop nontoxic building products.
Intel is closing Fab 176 in Hudson, Mass., and laying off 700 workers.
Back-to-school shopping didn't help retail sales in August, as spending rose just 0.3%, the smallest gain in four months.
Portland-based Umpqua Holdings is buying Spokane-based Sterling Financial in a $2 billion deal.
A $20 million social impact fund known as Northwest Social Venture Fund is set to launch in Portland this fall.