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Japanese engineers visit Oregon's tsunami-proof bridges

A group of visiting engineers from Japan visited two newer bridges in Oregon that have been designed to withstand tsunamis.

New equipment helps food share

Marion-Polk Food Share installed industrial repackaging equipment, allowing the food bank to almost double its bulk food processing.

Only mild growth expected in 2013

Economists foresee only mild growth in 2013, with unemployment expected to be back above 8% for the first half of the year.

Two U.S. economists win Nobel Prize

Two Americans were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.

Retail spending up

Retail spending increased 1.1% in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence.

One-stop health care planned in Beaverton

Health care providers are planning Beaverton's first one-stop health and wellness center, funded in part by a $1.6 million federal grant.

Deschutes County braces for rise in foreclosures

Judges in Deschutes County are bracing for a sharp uptick in foreclosures as banks skip the non-judicial foreclosure process following a new state law.