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Conscious Commuter seeks $1.5M

Portland-based fold up electric bike designer Conscious Commuter wants to raise $1.5 million in debt financing.

Salem rated a top retirement destination

Salem was rated as a top town to retire in the Where to Retire magazine's January/February issue.

Strong auto sales predicted in 2013

An improving economy and many new models are expected to push U.S. auto sales above 15 million in 2013.

Energy drinks fall short of claims

Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, but are now under scrutiny by the FDA and are falling short of advertised claims.

Manufacturing rises in U.S.

U.S. manufacturing had modest gains in December, boosting the economy at the start of the new year.

Nike reports profits, better strategy in China

Nike's second-quarter profits are up, and the company is back on track in China, according to CEO Mark Parker.

25,000 Oregonians to lose unemployment benefits

Federal unemployment benefits will run out for 25,000 Oregonians by the end of the year.