The majority of the Portland-based phone receptionist business's shares were bought by Updata Partners, of Washington, D.C.
Farmers are looking to put crops in the ground by the spring.
Relatively low housing costs combined with being in a desirable region put Oregon atop the United Van Lines' 38th annual study.
In step with a boom in private building, the county also saw dependency on public funding for projects drop.
The Navy allowed that upping the number of antisubmarine warfare devices "is likely to adversely affect" an endangered breed of turtles.