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Housing sales increased for May

Americans bought new homes in May at the fastest pace in more than two years. The increase suggests a modest recovery in the housing market continues, despite weaker job growth.

PDX considers tax for arts

The City Council will consider placing a measure on the ballot to collect a $35 tax on Portlanders to help fund school art programs and non-profit art organizations on Wednesday.

Markets drop as Europe meets

Market gloom prevailed Monday at the start of a crucial week for the euro, as Spain made a formal application for billions and European leaders looks for ways to shore up their currency.

Oregon Growth Board gears up

A new board created this year to spur more economic growth in Oregon will meet for the first time on Tuesday.

America's most promising social entrepreneurs

Bloomberg BusinessWeek picks the 25 top for-profit social enterprises.

Kulongoski to help solve port dispute

Lawyers, longshoremen and spectators glanced up in surprise when former Gov. Ted Kulongoski strode across U.S. District Judge Michael Simon's courtroom and took a seat.

Invasive species from Japan likely

The arrival of a Japanese dock on Agate Beach in Newport earlier this month “can be considered a wake-up call."