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Home sales soar

Home sales in the Portland area rose in August, the strongest month by volume the local market has seen in five years.

Builder by bike hiring

Portland entrepreneur Chris Sanderson's bicycle-run construction business is booming.

Fed plans bond buying

The Federal Reserve launched a new effort to boost the stock market and make borrowing cheaper.

1 of 7 Oregonians in poverty

One in seven Oregonians lived in poverty in 2010 and 2011, Census Bureau data shows.

Kitzhaber wants to expand CCOs

Governor Kitzhaber wants to expand coordinated care organizations to be available for people on Medicare, public employees and the private business sector.

Natural gas terminal plan includes power plant

A proposed natural gas export terminal at Coos Bay will now include a power plant to chill and condense the fuel into LNG.

Midwest drought challenging Northwest dairies

The impact of the Midwest drought on grain production is affecting dairy producers in the Northwest.