U.S. builders started construction on single-family homes and apartments in September at the fastest rate since July 2008.
Oregon lost 7,900 jobs in September, after six straight months of job gains.
Hillsboro's new minor league baseball team has its name: the Hillsboro Hops.
Oregon ranks fifth for states with the highest green jobs per capita.
California-based Near Space Corporation is building a $6.9 million high-altitude ballooning facility in Tillamook.
Portland startup Geoloqi was sold to Esri, a privately held mapping software company in Southern California.
Democratic and Republican registration in Oregon has fallen since 2008, while Independent and unaffiliated voters have increased.