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Manufacturing shrinks again

U.S. factory activity shrank for the third straight month in August.

Tomato-growing power plant could bring jobs to Dallas

A proposed $60 million gas-fired electricity plant that would also grow fresh tomatoes and cucumbers could bring 120 permanent jobs to Dallas.

Federal Reserve ready to take action, Bernanke says

Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Federal Reserve will provide more help to fix high unemployment if the economy doesn't improve.

National underwear brand launching Portland line

National organic clothing brand PACT is launching a Portland-themed line of underwear.

Smoking bans take effect at UO, OSU

An official smoking ban kicks in this week at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.

PCC class helps small businesses export

Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center wants to help more small Oregon businesses enter the export market.

Business owners concerned about Oregon economy

The latest state economic forecast made many Oregon business owners wary with its indication that the economy may be worsening.