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Willamette Superfund cleanup could take $2B

When the Portland Harbor Superfund gets cleaned up, it could take close to $2 billion to execute.

Bend makes improving housing markets list

The National Association of Home Builders added Bend to its list of improving markets.

Rhode Island company buys KOIN-TV

Rhode Island-based LIN TV bought New Vision Television's affiliates for $330.4 million, including KOIN-TV in Portland.

Crowd funding rules change

President Obama's JOBS Act enables small businesses to use the internet to raise up to $1 million in small investments.

Job openings increase

Job openings increased 4.8% in March to the highest number in four years.

Small business optimism rises

Small business owners' optimism rose in April, but they are still wary about the economy.

Kitzhaber won't take sides in Nestle bottle plant controversy

Gov. John Kitzhaber announced he will not take a position on the protests against the proposed $50 million Nestle water bottling plant.