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Racial disparity in Oregon unemployment

New data from the Oregon Employment Department indicates a major racial disparity in the state's unemployment rates.

Housing supply still low

Portland-area home listings dropped by 29% in the first two weeks of 2013 compared to 2012.

Microsoft to open downtown Portland store

Microsoft has submitted plans to develop a downtown Portland site just one block away from Apple's planned big new retail store.

Portland home to five of 100 best beer bars

Draft Magazine's annual America's 100 Best Beer Bars includes five Portland watering holes.

Corvallis man still working at 100

Chuck Wilson continues to work six days a week at his family's Corvallis Ford dealership despite being 100 years old.

Newport getting marine energy center

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center plans to build its first utility-scale wave energy test site in the U.S. in Newport.

Vigor buys country's largest floating drydock

Portland-based ship repair firm Vigor Industrial has agreed to buy the largest floating drydock in the country for $40 million.