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Grain handlers reject longshore offer

Northwest grain terminal owners rejected a longshore union offer, saying it was uncompetitive.

Dick's stops selling modern rifles

Dick's Sporting Goods is suspending sales of modern rifles because of the school shooting in Connecticut.

Oregon businesses get big incentives

A New York Times search tool says that Oregon awards businesses more than $865 million each year in tax breaks and incentives.

Nike now must choose where to build in Oregon

Nike is actively exploring at least two locations for an upcoming expansion. They include a waterfront site near downtown Portland and a site near the company's Beaverton headquarters.

Portland's Carbon Audio gets national attention

Portland-based Carbon Audio's wireless speaker for laptops and tablets received national attention from the New York Times.

Feds using forfeiture laws against pot growers

Federal authorities are using asset-forfeiture laws to seize money and property from people that exploit Oregon's medical marijuana program.

Portland may speed up fluoride vote

Commissioner Randy Leonard wants to speed up a public vote on proposed water fluoridation in Portland from May 2014 to May 2013.