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Portland Smart Park rates up 40%

Downtown Portland Smart Park garage rates raised this month to match city meter rates for the first four hours.

Economic growth slow, Fed chief says

The Federal Reserve is trying to keep the economy on a path toward recovery, said a Fed bank chief in Portland.

Petitioners sue over invalidated marijuana signatures

A lawsuit was filed alleging that Secretary of State Kate Brown improperly invalidated signatures on a proposed ballot measure to legalize marijuana.

Helium shortage affects businesses

Pipeline problems and plant maintenance have slowed production of helium since May, affecting Oregon businesses.

Oregon foreclosure filings stabilize

Oregon and Portland-area foreclosures have stabilized after a volatile 2011 when the monthly metro filings ranged from 1,100 to 2,000.

Brammo closes on $13M

Brammo closed on the first $13 million of a planned $45 million funding round.

Oregon improves as place to do business

Oregon climbed nine places to number 18 on CNBC's annual list of top states for doing business.