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  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Northwest Natural Gas posts 4Q profit Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:33 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Northwest Natural Gas Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $28.5 million. Northwest Natural Gas expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.10 to $2.30 per share. Northwest Natural Gas shares have dropped roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats. Presidents have had an increasingly tough time getting that authority from Congress; Bill Clinton had to buck his party to win it and George W. Bush got it by a...

  • Mentor Graphics beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    WILSONVILLE, Ore. _ Mentor Graphics Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $114.5 million. Analysts expected $424.9 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in April, Mentor Graphics expects its per-share earnings to be 18 cents.

  • Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    ATLANTA— A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. So the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices declined to recommend routine shots for all adolescents and college students. One woman, Patti Wukovits from New...

  • SALEM, Ore.— An Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Corp. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend. Marion County Circuit Judge Courtland Geyer ruled Wednesday that Oracle should host Medicaid for another year. Earlier this month, Oracle...

  • Erickson reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Erickson Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Analysts expected $77.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A legislative panel on Wednesday recommended significant changes to a contentious proposal that would allow people with concealed carry permits to take their guns to most public places in Wyoming. Allen Jaggi, R- Lyman, would allow concealed-carry permit holders to take their weapons to any public event or place, including schools and college...

  • Lithia Motors tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    MEDFORD, Ore. _ Lithia Motors Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $41.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.19 per share. Lithia Motors expects full-year earnings to be $5.95 to $6.05 per share.

  • Lawyers representing Oregon told Marion County Circuit Judge Courtland Geyer during the first of a two-day hearing that Oracle's plans to pull hosting services would result in Medicaid enrollment grinding to a halt. The Medicaid system runs on parts of the technology that Oracle built for the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange. Witnesses for the state...

  • Workers sue Daimler Trucks over racial slurs, threats Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Two current and two former employees have sued Daimler Trucks North America, alleging they were discriminated against because they are African-American. Daimler Trucks North America did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on the lawsuit. The complaint filed by Morrell on behalf of Joseph Hall, Victor Pierce, Patrick Johnson...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— Questions to ponder as Alaska legalizes marijuana:. BUT WASN'T POT ALREADY LEGAL IN ALASKA? A 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected residents with small amounts of pot in their homes from prosecution.

  • Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:04 AM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana. But unlike in Colorado and Washington state, there were no street parties and public smoking displays in Alaska's biggest cities. Dolly Fleck-Phelps, a Kenai resident with an ancillary marijuana business, said she thought people would look back on the day as a turning point for...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20- Los Angeles wholesale gasoline differentials rose on Friday as traders and refineries bought product in a market hampered by two oil refinery outages. March-delivery CARBOB gasoline in Los Angeles rose 7 cents to settle at 28 cents a gallon over April RBOB futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange in active trading, sources said.

  • Digimarc reports 4Q loss Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    BEAVERTON, Ore. _ Digimarc Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $9.2 million in its fourth quarter. The Beaverton, Oregon- based company said it had a loss of $1.23 per share. Digimarc shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 18- Two U.S. Cabinet secretaries joined congressional leaders, three governors and a big-city mayor on Wednesday in pushing shipping lines and the dockworkers' union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil and cargo backups at 29 West Coast ports. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker weighed in...

  • February-delivery CARBOB gasoline in L.A. jumped 11 cents to 44 cents a gallon over March RBOB futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange after an explosion at Exxon Mobil Corp.' s 155,000 barrel-per-day refinery Torrance, California. EPA gasoline in the Portland, Oregon, market settled 11 cents a gallon over March NYMEX RBOB, unchanged from Tuesday's close.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 18- The U.S. labor secretary joined congressional leaders and three governors on Wednesday in pressing shipping lines and the dockworkers' union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil clogging cargo traffic at 29 West Coast ports. Tom Perez, the labor secretary, was sent to San Francisco as an emissary of President Barack...