Must Reads

Manufacturing sees biggest drop since recession began

U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in three years.

Brammo Motorsports' future in Oregon remains a question

Brammo Motorsports owner Craig Bramscher said he has little desire to move the company from Ashland, but seven states are actively pursuing the electric motorcycle maker.

Salem-Keizer schools could lose funds

The Salem-Keizer School District could lose its share of a $4 million grant to prevent teen pregnancy.

Honda Fit to come with free insurance

Honda plans to lease the new Fit EV with free collision insurance included, and with a $0 deductible.

Construction sees biggest increase in five months

U.S. construction spending increased the most in five months, another indication of a slow housing sector recovery.

Timber payments won't mean rehiring deputies

One more year of federal payments to timber counties doesn't mean that the rural counties will be able to rehire sheriff's deputies and others that have already been laid off.

Olympic Trials boost sales in Eugene

Eugene-Springfield business owners kept their expectations down after disappointing sales at the last Olympic Trials, but were pleasantly surprised by increases in business this time around.