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U.S. unemployment claims drop to 5-year low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment fell to the lowest level in five years last week.

Portland gets first streetcar from United Streetcar contract

United Streetcar delivered the first of five long-delayed streetcars to Portland.

Puppet Labs lands $30M

Portland-based software company Puppet Labs raised $30 million from Silicon Valley's VMware.

Oregon gets first incubator farm

Headwaters Farm east of Gresham is to become the state's first incubator farm to help people wanting to start their own farms gain experience.

PGE to buy two wind farms

Portland General Electric signed conditional agreements with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase two wind farms.

Startup works to refine solar-powered rooftop ventilator

Yamhill-based Northwest Renewable Energy received a commercialization grant from Oregon BEST to refine its solar-powered building ventilator.

Portland-area small business loans increase

Small Business loans in the Portland area increased in the first quarter of the fiscal year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.