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Mentor Graphics tops quarterly forecast

Wilsonville-based Mentor Graphics reported third-quarter sales and profits ahead of its forecast.

Lisa Schwartz will lead Dept. of Energy

Lisa Schwartz has been named director of the Oregon Department of Energy.

Better Bean overhauls packaging

Portland-based Better Bean Company overhauled its packaging to use less plastic.

Grain terminal owners extend lockout deadline

Northwest grain terminal owners extended their final contract offer to the longshore union until Dec. 8.

Gresham composting program going well

Gresham's composting program has 36 business signed on in its first year.

Construction industry doesn't have enough workers

The construction industry lost 2.2 million workers since 2007, and is still struggling with shortages.

Consumer spending in Oregon could fall $2.5B, White House says

Consumer spending in Oregon could fall by $2.5 billion if Congress does not block a tax increase for middle class families in the state.