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Jobless claims drop

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week, consistent with modest gains in hiring.

Log exports to China drop

China's slowing economy may benefit Oregon's lumber and plywood mills by making more timber available at reasonable prices.

Oregonian could switch to non-daily schedule

The Oregonian's New Jersey-based owner, Advance Publications, is moving to a web-based model and is considering changing publishing schedules at many of its newspapers.

Rudy Crew angered by low aspirations

Oregon's chief education officer Rudy Crew says many of the state's school boards and superintendents are aiming too low on their first yearly "achievement compacts."

Oregon wineries expect good vintage

Despite recent triple digit temperatures, Oregon wineries expect a good vintage this year.

Port plans $4.7M payment to cover losses

The Port of Portland plans a $4.7 million repayment to the operator of its container terminal to cover losses from longshore labor problems.

Cascade Locks mayor supports Nestlé plant

Cascade Locks Mayor Lance Masters announced his support for a proposed $50 million Nestlé bottling plant in the town.