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Oregon lawmakers consider taxing e-cigs

The Oregon Legislature is considering taxing electronic cigarettes.

Viewpoint Construction Software expands, considers IPO

Portland tech company Viewpoint Construction Software plans to move into new offices next year after a $20 million renovation.

Headquarters Hotel plan heads to Portland City Council

The Portland City Council will consider partnering with Metro on its Headquarters Hotel project.

Hemp farming could come soon to Oregon

A federal decision not to challenge marijuana legalization opens the door for other applications besides drugs, like fiber and textile production.

Health plan goes live Oct. 1

Oregon's health insurance exchange website goes live Oct. 1, and isn't expected to go smoothly due to technical difficulties.

CIA backs Portland startup AppThwack

The CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, made an undisclosed investment in Portland startup AppThwack.

Ports key for rural jobs

Oregon's ports are being hurt by declining federal support and job losses, officials told a Senate committee.