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  • Electro Scientific Industries posts 2Q loss Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Electro Scientific Industries Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $6.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Portland, Oregon- based company said it had a loss of 20 cents per share. Electro Scientific Industries shares have fallen 32 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Columbia Sportswear tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:03 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Columbia Sportswear Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $65.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. Columbia Sportswear expects full-year earnings to be $1.80 per share, with revenue expected to be $2.06 billion.

  • US voters deciding on billions for conservation Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    The most money at stake is in Florida, California and New Jersey. "These are highly developed and dense states, and they are watching the good natural places disappear," said Will Rogers, president and CEO of the Trust for Public Land, which tracks and raises money for the ballot measures. Other states with significant conservation funding on their ballots include...

  • AAA: Average price of gasoline in Oregon $3.17 Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.17. That's down 13 cents in a week and 52 cents in a month. Portland $3.15, Salem $3.17, Eugene- Springfield $3.14, Medford- Ashland $3.06.

  • Lithia Motors meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    MEDFORD, Ore. _ Lithia Motors Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $34.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.32 per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Lithia Motors expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.17 to $1.19.

  • Utah man accused of chasing owl in paraglider Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A former TV pitchman in Utah with a history of running afoul of the law was charged Tuesday with two federal misdemeanors by prosecutors who say he chased a barn owl in flight on his motorized paraglider. Dell "Super Dell" Schanze is accused of knowingly using an aircraft to harass wildlife and pursuing a migratory bird, according to the U.S....

  • Greenbrier beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. _ Greenbrier Companies Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $47.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.02 per share. Analysts expected $632.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:43 AM ET

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.— From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink. Mark Kleiman, a drug policy consultant who helped Washington set up its legal marijuana industry, said the outcomes in...

  • Oracle tells lawmakers lawsuit is a waste of money Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oracle Corp. is appealing to Oregon legislative leaders in the legal fight over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website. In a letter sent last week to Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, Oracle CEO Safra Catz hints that the Legislature should pull funding for the lawsuit. "We are flabbergasted by Oracle's back-door...

  • New ownership for bike shares in NYC, elsewhere Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York City's bike-sharing program is getting new owners who will improve service and double the system's size within three years, officials announced Tuesday. "Anyone who uses Citi Bike regularly knows that it should be more reliable, it should be easier to use and it should be accessible to more of the city," said newly minted bike-share CEO Jay Walder,...

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have history of controversy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Oct 29- Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled...

  • FEI tops 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    HILLSBORO, Ore. _ FEI Co. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $21.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. Analysts expected $238.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Cascade tops Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    BEAVERTON, Ore. _ Cascade Microtech Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $2.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. Analysts expected $32.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • TriQuint beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    HILLSBORO, Ore. _ TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $26.2 million. Analysts expected $261.4 million, according to Zacks. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $316.7 million.

  • Schnitzer Steel beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $7.3 million. The Portland, Oregon- based company said it had profit of 27 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share.

  • PGE misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Portland General Electric Co. on Tuesday reported net income of $39 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Prospects dim on settlement for all wheat claims Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— Prospects are dimming for a settlement on remaining claims in lawsuits over the May 2013 discovery of genetically engineered Monsanto wheat in an Oregon field. A joint status report submitted Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas said no agreement has been reached in the lawsuits filed by non-soft white wheat plaintiffs against St. Louis- based...

  • Flir Systems beats Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    WILSONVILLE, Ore. _ Flir Systems Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $52.9 million. Flir Systems expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.43 to $1.48 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.48 billion to $1.53 billion. Flir Systems shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed...

  • Lattice tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    HILLSBORO, Ore. _ Lattice Semiconductor Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $9.4 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. Analysts expected $89.4 million, according to Zacks.