Zidell Cos. bought a 43,000-square-foot South Waterfront office building in Portland, bringing its holdings in the district to 33 acres.
Avis Budget Group plans to lay off 55 employees in Portland.
Portland is featured among 16 cities worldwide in a report about early supporters of electric vehicles.
Several Portland builders are working with the city to bring natural construction into the mainstream.
Facebook increased the price range it expects to sell its stock for to between $34 and $38 per share.
Business inventories rose 0.3% in March, the smallest increase since November.
A state program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure has struggled through mistakes and a slow start.