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Farmers fear short supply of pickers

Pacific Northwest fruit farmers worry there won't be enough laborers to harvest this season's crop.

Portland companies honored by Good magazine

Good magazine released a list of 40 companies that are making the world a better place, including three from Portland.

Comcast to charge heavy downloaders extra

Comcast is going to start charging extra when customers go over a monthly data limit of 300 gigabytes.

BP to restart refinery blamed for Pacific Northwest gas prices

BP plans to restart its Cherry Point refinery by month's end.

Oregon foreclosure filings decline

Oregon foreclosure filings fell in April, reflecting a shift in foreclosure activity toward the East Coast.

Jobless rate dips

Oregon's unemployment rate fell to 8.5% in April, from 8.6% in March.

Oregon gets federal grants to launch health insurance exchange

Oregon landed $6.68 million in federal grants to help launch a health insurance exchange.