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McKenzie-Willamette profits soar

Springfield's McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center profits rose almost 46% to $15.4 million last year, and officials are gearing up for a possible expansion.

Willamette Queen's fate uncertain

The Willamette Queen in Salem is due to be inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard in Salem by Dec. 31, but can't make it there as the Willamette Falls Locks in Oregon City are not working.

Average credit card debt rises

The average credit card debt for American consumers is going up as they spend more and become less diligent about making payments on time.

AT&T brings LTE to Corvallis, Eugene

AT&T's faster LTE wireless service is now available in Corvallis and Eugene.

Nike sells Cole Haan

Nike is selling its leather shoe brand Cole Haan to private equity firm Apax Partners for $570 million.

Kotek nominated as Speaker of the House

Rep. Tina Kotek was nominated by the new Democratic majority to lead the Oregon House for the next two years.

Cascade Bancorp reports profit

Bend-based Bank of the Cascades' parent company Cascade Bancorp brought in a net income of $1.8 million in the third quarter.