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Housing construction hits 4-year high

U.S. builders started construction on single-family homes and apartments in September at the fastest rate since July 2008.

Oregon job growth slows

Oregon lost 7,900 jobs in September, after six straight months of job gains.

Hillsboro's new baseball team named the Hops

Hillsboro's new minor league baseball team has its name: the Hillsboro Hops.

Oregon ranks 5th for green jobs

Oregon ranks fifth for states with the highest green jobs per capita.

Company plans high-altitude balloon facility in Tillamook

California-based Near Space Corporation is building a $6.9 million high-altitude ballooning facility in Tillamook.

Geoloqi acquired by Esri

Portland startup Geoloqi was sold to Esri, a privately held mapping software company in Southern California.

Oregon voters shun major parties

Democratic and Republican registration in Oregon has fallen since 2008, while Independent and unaffiliated voters have increased.