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Harvest festivals benefit local economies

Harvest festivals attract thousands of visitors, boosting local economies.

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent

The nation's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since January 2009.

Port dispute impacts Oregon economy

A Port of Portland labor dispute impacted Oregon's economic growth for the second straight month in August.

Portland unemployed outnumber job openings

Unemployed workers outnumber job openings 2-to-1 in the Portland area.

Kitzhaber joins casino opposition

Gov. John Kitzhaber joined opponents of a proposed casino near Portland.

Eugene jeweler closing stores

Eugene-based Harry Ritchie's Jewelers is closing 10 stores in three western states.

Foreclosed homeowners could get settlement

More than 23,000 Oregonians who lost their homes to foreclosure could get a check as part of a national mortgage settlement.