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  • AAA: Average price of gasoline in Oregon $3.69 Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.69. The current price in Oregon is 11 cents higher than the national average. Portland $3.69, Salem $3.68, Eugene- Springfield $3.75, and Medford- Ashland $3.74.

  • Brittany Murphy's last film gets 4-state test run Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    EUGENE, Ore.— Brittany Murphy's final movie opens Friday in Eugene before going on a limited run. That year she worked on a psychological thriller called "Something Wicked," and much of it was filmed in Eugene and other parts of Lane County.

  • Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • E-cig rule coming 'very soon,' U.S. FDA chief says Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said on Thursday amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A tax break used by big companies to avoid U.S. corporate income tax on capital transfers between offshore units, known as the look-through rule, has been added back to a package of temporary tax measures under consideration in Congress.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., April 3- Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- Federal regulators should approve construction of Sempra Energy's liquefied natural gas export project by mid-June, the chair of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee said on Wednesday, arguing that the government needs to move swiftly to keep U.S. gas exports competitive.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- JPMorgan Chase& Co must face a lawsuit from shareholders accusing it of securities fraud by misleading them about its ability to manage risk, which surfaced when it lost $6.2 billion in the "London Whale" scandal.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. shale gas boom should be used to counteract Russian influence in Europe and on Ukraine, a key senator said on Tuesday, as lawmakers weighed changes to export policy to take into account a shifting geopolitical landscape.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. shale gas boom should be used to rein in Russian influence on American allies in Europe and on Ukraine, a key senator said on Tuesday, as lawmakers weighed changes to export policy to take into account a shifting geopolitical landscape.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- The West Coast of the United States, long a battle ground for industrial and environmental interests, is set for another round of disputes as the region attracts key energy projects. As this happens, the West Coast, from California to Washington, has become a major focus for energy developers.

  • Guilty pleas in first U.S. counterfeit apps case Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    Nicholas Narbone, 26, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of conspiring to commit criminal copyright infringement in connection with his activity on behalf of the Appbucket Group, the agency said.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- Emily Hanson would like to buy a house, but she worries that she and her husband may have to move across the country to achieve their goal. In December, Emily, a 30- year-old student, and Nels Hanson, a 33- year-old software developer, began searching in Boston, where a shortage of homes for sale has driven up prices.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters)- The Obama administration said on Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare, and indicated that total enrollment could surpass a 6 million-enrollee forecast by the end of March.

  • March 10- Double-digit annual returns for most U.S. public pension systems over the past two years have done little to shrink the yawning deficits facing many of them after a decade of inadequate funding, according to analysts and recent data.

  • The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday and ECB President Mario Draghi told a news conference that economic conditions in the region did not require shifts in monetary policy, including some that may have driven currency trading away from the euro.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- The Obama administration on Wednesday said it would allow health insurers to extend plans that fail to comply with its signature health law for an additional two years, a move Republicans quickly condemned as a politically motivated delay. "This reeks of politics," said Brendan Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner.

  • Treasury sells $32 billion of 2- year notes. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. Insurance companies and pension funds with extended investment horizons were likely buyers of the 30- year Treasuries, according to rate-strategist Boris Rjavinski at UBS in Stamford, Connecticut.

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