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Coal export review sought

The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to review the potential impacts of exporting coal from the Northwest.

Portland lacks industrial sites

The Portland area has a shortage of large industrial lots available for development to attract large new employers.

Intel puts hope in new products

Intel's rapid growth cooled in the first quarter, but new products could change that.

Oregon bees fight off colony collapse disorder

In Oregon, 56,000 commercial bee colonies pollinate cherries, blueberries and other crops. 

OSU ranks high as green college

The Princeton Review named Oregon State University as one of the 16 most environmentally responsible colleges.

Jobs, rents boost home building


Rising rents and a growing job market are encouraging housing construction.

Oregon unemployment flat in March

Oregon unemployment dropped to 8.6% in March, essentially unchanged from February's 8.7%.