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U.S. unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent

The nation's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since January 2009.

Port dispute impacts Oregon economy

A Port of Portland labor dispute impacted Oregon's economic growth for the second straight month in August.

Portland unemployed outnumber job openings

Unemployed workers outnumber job openings 2-to-1 in the Portland area.

Kitzhaber joins casino opposition

Gov. John Kitzhaber joined opponents of a proposed casino near Portland.

Eugene jeweler closing stores

Eugene-based Harry Ritchie's Jewelers is closing 10 stores in three western states.

Foreclosed homeowners could get settlement

More than 23,000 Oregonians who lost their homes to foreclosure could get a check as part of a national mortgage settlement.

Oregon Tilth calls off merger

A planned merger between Oregon Tilth and the California Certified Organic Farmers fell through, as Oregon Tilth members failed to approve the merger with a two-thirds vote.