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Retail spending up

Retail spending increased 1.1% in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence.

One-stop health care planned in Beaverton

Health care providers are planning Beaverton's first one-stop health and wellness center, funded in part by a $1.6 million federal grant.

Deschutes County braces for rise in foreclosures

Judges in Deschutes County are bracing for a sharp uptick in foreclosures as banks skip the non-judicial foreclosure process following a new state law.

Lane County home sales rise

The Lane County residential real estate market showed improvement in September from a year earlier.

Governor appoints timber panel

Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed a 14-member panel that will seek a compromise on logging.

Some Medicare prescription plans to raise rates

Some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year.

Wholesale prices rise

Sharp gains in gasoline costs drove wholesale prices higher in September.