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Virgin America's PDX debut expected to lower fares

Virgin America's announcement of new service between Portland and both Los Angeles and San Francisco is expected to lower fares to California.

Health insurance will cost more than household earnings by 2033

Health insurance for a family will cost more than the average annual earnings of a household by 2033, if premiums and wages continue at current growth rates.

OpConnect to sell EV chargers to Navy

Portland-based OpConnect announced a $60,000 deal with the Department of the Navy for the company's electric vehicle charging stations.

Trimet reduces service cuts

After five weeks of public meetings, Trimet scaled back its sweeping service cuts proposal.

Columbia Biogas brings jobs to Cully neighborhood

Columbia Biogas is seeking good relations with the neighbors of their proposed $55 million biogas facility in Portland's Cully neighborhood.

Growing utility-scale market boosts Powin

Revenues from utility-scale energy storage systems are skyrocketing, and Tualatin-based Powin Energy is profiting.

U.S. trade deficit climbs 15.3 percent

A drop in exports and rise in imports at the end of 2011 pushed the U.S. trade deficit to its widest point in three years.