An August heat spell brought the Rogue Valley's pear harvest on track for a normal schedule.
A group of international banks gave Vestas Wind Systems a deadline of Jan. 1, 2013 to reach a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
The operator of the former Grabhorn landfill near Cooper Mountain has agreed to pay $7 million for a cleanup managed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Food-stamp use hit a record 46.7 million people in June.
Productivity rose 2.2% in April-May at U.S. companies, mainly because employers cut back on hiring.
Ocean Power Technologies is working with the U.S. department of Homeland Security to showcase how its buoys can be used for ocean surveillance.
U.S. home prices jumped 3.8% year-over-year, the biggest increase in six years.