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Schnitzer laying off 300 workers

Schnitzer Steel Industries will lay off 7% of its workforce company-wide due to higher scrap prices and reduced demand.

Income dividing Portland's neighborhoods

More neighborhoods in Portland are segregated by income today than 30 years ago.

Tsunami cleanup costs money Oregon doesn't have

More debris from the Japanese Tsunami is expected to arrive on the Oregon coast this winter, and funding for its removal remains unknown.

Malheur Lumber gets reprieve

Malheur Lumber's sawmill is getting a short-term reprieve from private landowners who are providing timber to continue operations.

U.S. economy expands in second quarter

The U.S. economy expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter, boosted by consumer spending and exports.

Walmart getting Portland's largest green roof

Construction on a new 90,000-square-foot Walmart in North Portland has begun. The store will have a 40,600-square-foot green roof.

Vestas considers Mitsubishi cooperation

Vestas Wind Systems said it is in discussions with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to consider a "potential strategic cooperation."