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Credit card debt still big problem

Americans have been successful at escaping some debt, but credit card debt is still a major problem.

Factory orders fall

Companies placed 0.6% fewer orders to U.S. factories in April for the second straight month of decline.

Weak jobs report weakens economic outlook

U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year. At the same time, the unemployment rate rose.

Walmart's first West Coast grocery stores open in Portland area

Walmart opened its first West Coast standalone grocery stores in West Linn and Beaverton, and plans to open a third in Gresham in August.

Land-use restrictions relaxed

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed an executive order that will allow three southern Oregon counties to develop on farm and forest land.

Conservation groups sue government over logging

Three conservation groups filed a suit saying Oregon state government's logging on state-owned forests is harming marbled murrelets.

Green Diamond Sand expands

Green Diamond Sand makes 40 varieties of a special sand project and sells six times the amount of sand it did 14 years ago.