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Polaris Labs works on new batteries

Portland startup Polaris Labs aims to shrink the time it takes to bring new batteries to market.

The middle class is shrinking

The middle class is declining, along with its earnings, wealth and optimism.

New home sales rise

Sales of new homes in the U.S. rose 3.6% in July, matching May's two-year high.

Portland eastside streetcar already has problems

Portland's new eastside streetcar hasn't started running yet, but it is already cutting back service.

Jobless rates up in Oregon

Jobless rates in many areas of Oregon increased in July.

Rackspace confirms Oregon data center plans

Texas-based data hosting company Rackspace confirmed it purchased property at the Port of Morrow, but it hasn't finalized building plans yet.

Pamplin launches new Hillsboro newspaper

The Pamplin Media Group is launching a new newspaper called the Hillsboro Tribune on Sept. 7.