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LaCrosse Footwear sales up 32 percent

Portland-based LaCrosse Footwear reported a net sales boost of 32% in the first quarter.

Eugene restaurant gets new locations

Eugene restaurant Belly is expanding into two downtown locations, part of a broad revitalization of the city's downtown area.

Economic growth slows

The economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the first quarter of 2012.

Walmart offers cash shopping online

Walmart is the first major retailer to offer customers the option to make purchases online with cash.

Gov. Kitzhaber calls for coal export review

Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his formal request to the federal government for an environmental review and assessment of the coal export facilities proposed in the Pacific Northwest.

Federal Reserve forecasts economic growth

The Federal Reserve boosted its outlook for U.S. economic growth and lower unemployment this year.

Convention Center hotel idea resurfaces


With the improved economy, Metro is considering revisiting the possibility of a headquarters hotel.