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State employment levels trail recession

Since government has a long-term budget cycle, public employees feel effects of the recession later than other sectors.

Kenny and Zuke's plans bagel shop

Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen plans to open a bagel shop in the current home of their second location, Northwest Portland's Sandwichworks.

Smaller pear crop expected

The Pacific Northwest pear crop is expected to be 6% smaller this fall.

Dundee restaurant serves "hyper-local" food

Paulée, a new restaurant in Dundee, identifies as a "hyper-local" seasonal restaurant, and will raise much of its own ingredients.

SolarWorld cuts more jobs in Europe

SolarWorld cut more than 250 jobs in Europe, blaming unfair Chinese competition.

Service companies expand

U.S. service companies expanded in May for the 29th month.

Coos Bay Rail Link back on track

After four years on hiatus, the Coos Bay-to-Eugene railroad line is back open, bringing a much needed boost to the Coast Range.