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Food stamp use hits record high

Food-stamp use hit a record 46.7 million people in June.

Worker productivity grows

Productivity rose 2.2% in April-May at U.S. companies, mainly because employers cut back on hiring.

Ocean Power to use buoys as surveillance devices

Ocean Power Technologies is working with the U.S. department of Homeland Security to showcase how its buoys can be used for ocean surveillance.

Home prices jump

U.S. home prices jumped 3.8% year-over-year, the biggest increase in six years.

Damascus could leave urban growth boundary

Damascus is set to vote in November about whether the city should leave the urban growth boundary.

Retiring boomers struggle to find doctors

As baby boomers enter retirement and move to rural areas, they are having trouble finding doctors that take Medicare.

Gray's Landing nears completion

The first affordable housing development in Portland's South Waterfront district is set to open in November.