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Thousands of Oregonians benefit from unemployment extension

An extension of the federal unemployment benefit program will help an estimated 35,000 Oregonians.

NexPlanar reports $10M investment

Hillsboro-based semiconductor company NexPlanar reported $10 million in new investment.

EnerG2 raises $9.4M

High-performance battery company EnerG2 announced $9.4M in new funding, which will help it to manufacture batteries at its Albany plant.

Dungeness crab season disappointing so far

The Oregon Dungeness crab season has gotten off to a disappointing start.

Organic food store coming to Salem

The quickly-growing organic foods retailer Natural Grocers plans to open a Salem store by June. The company currently has 60 stores in 12 states.

Gas prices skyrocketed in 2012

People paid more at the gas pump overall in 2012 than any other time in history.

Job market looking alive

The latest U.S. job market reports indicate that layoffs fell, unemployment stayed low, and private hiring rose.