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Oregon considers new bonds

Oregon officials are studying a new type of bond known as social impact bonds.

Groups oppose PacifiCorp

Ratepayer advocates say Oregon customers shouldn't pay for PacifiCorp's pollution-control upgrades.

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.