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Portland gets crowdfunded loans

Kiva Zip brought its crowdfunded loan program popular in Kenya to Portland and other U.S. cities.

Columbia River Crossing dead in the water

Columbia River Crossing managers are closing the project, ending 96 jobs.

Oregon budget cycle begins

Oregon's two-year budget cycle begins today without a completed budget.

Oregon cracks down on charities

Oregon is the first state to crack down on charities that spend too little of their money on their missions.

Daimler Trucks workers strike

Union workers at Daimler Trucks North America's Swan Island plant are on strike.

Made in America house sells for $2.1M

A West Linn house built with all American materials has pre-sold for $2.1 million.

Third American-made streetcar hits the streets

United Streetcar's third streetcar began carrying passengers in Portland last week.