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Manufacturing sector leads Oregon's rebound

Specialty manufacturing is a bright spot in the Portland area's recovering economy.

Japan-based company acquires LaCrosse Footwear

Japan-based footwear retailer ABC-MART reached an agreement to acquire Portland-based boot maker LaCrosse Footwear.

Car2Go announces multi-city memberships

Car-sharing service Car2Go will allow its members multi-city access to cars within the United States.

Oregon's film scene expands

Oregon's film, television and TV commercial production industry has grown from $62 million in 2009 to $130 million in 2011.

Portland rents rise and vacancy falls

Apartments are getting harder to find in the Portland area as vacancy falls and rents rise.

Another weak jobs report

U.S. employers added 80,000 jobs in June, the third straight month of weak hiring.

Rail service eases transportation concerns

High fuel prices and a truck shortage are making Oregon and Washington potato grower-shippers turn toward rail service and overseas markets.