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Foreclosure mediation program takes effect

Oregon homeowners who default or fall behind on mortgage payments now have the right to meet in person with their loan servicer and a mediator.

Downtown Bend leases hit record

Leases of retail and restaurant spaces in downtown Bend hit a record 94%.

GreenWood Resources, Columbia Forest Products team up

GreenWood Resources's Boardman poplar plantation will supply Columbia Forest Products hardwood veneer planes.

American Airlines considers merger

American Airlines is evaluating five airlines for a potential merger.

Timber harvest jumps 13%

Oregon's annual timber harvest jumped 13% in 2011 to 3.65 billion board feet, boosted by exports to China.

Health care reforms approved

The federal government granted a waiver to allow Oregon to move ahead on revamping the Oregon Health Plan.

Portland school board to go forward on bond measure

The Portland School Board voted to go forward with plans for a $482 million capital bond measure on the November ballot.