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  • MINNEAPOLIS— A strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock but the risk to humans is low, state and federal officials announced Thursday. It's the same highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza that's been confirmed in backyard and wild birds in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, but it's the first...

  • Galena Biopharma reports 4Q loss Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Galena Biopharma Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $8 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 12 cents per share. Galena Biopharma expects full-year revenue in the range of $15 million to $18 million.

  • Founded in 2005, Brooklyn- based Etsy sells everything from a $110,000 antique desk from the 1800 s to a $20 handmade antler pendant, and everything in between. It's a B Corporation, which is a for-profit company with a stated social mission certified by a nonprofit organization called B Lab. In its prospectus filed with the SEC, Etsy says its mission is to build a "...

  • Craft Brew Alliance posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Craft Brew Alliance Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $718,000. Craft Brew Alliance shares have dropped 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Craft Brew Alliance, Earnings Report.

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon's health insurance marketplace is a state-based exchange and would not be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court case against president Barack Obama's health care law, state officials say. Oregon built its own exchange, Cover Oregon, but it never fully launched. Oregon still contracts with health insurance carriers and certifies plans, and it...

  • WASHINGTON— The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line. Yes, but foes of President Barack Obama's signature law hope this time the justices will gut "Obamacare." Actually, a lot has changed since the Supreme Court's big health care decision of 2012..

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. But in a compromise between Democrats and Republicans, the bill separates Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington from...

  • MEDFORD, Ore.— The leader of Oregon helicopter and aviation company Erickson is leaving after an expansion, debt struggles and low share prices. The Medford Mail Tribune reported Tuesday that Udo Rieder will be succeeded April 1 by Jeff Roberts, who will be president and CEO. It moved headquarters to Portland; bought aviation firms in the Willamette Valley and...

  • OREGON CITY, Ore.— The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The 41- year-old man, Hugo Avalos-Chanon of Portland, was working for a cleaning contractor in April 2013 when the machine turned on and he was pulled into the equipment legs first.

  • NY lawmakers to try again to pass 'toxic toy' bill Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Two New York state lawmakers have reintroduced legislation intended to ban the use of toxic chemicals in children's toys— but the legislation continues to face opposition from toy manufacturers. Phil Boyle and Democratic Assemblyman Steve Englebright said Monday they will push the legislation again after it failed to pass the state Senate last...

  • WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law. They were released in the run-up to Wednesday's oral arguments before the Supreme...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut is the latest state to grapple with how to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services being embraced by the public but angering the long-established taxi and livery industry. Drivers for Uber, however, urged the General Assembly's Transportation Committee on Monday to craft rules that allow them to continue operating in...

  • 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...