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  • McDonald's U.S. restaurant sales have declined for six straight quarters, hobbled by tough competition from more nimble chains such as Wendy's Co, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. But McDonald's own missteps in its top profit market also have led to large and complicated menus that have slowed down service. McDonald's is trying TasteCrafted in a...

  • BOISE, Idaho— Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will use the money in Idaho, Utah,...

  • Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 1:42 AM ET

    They won't be competing in the upcoming Pure Water Brew Challenge, in which an Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water. "We need to be judging water by its quality, and not by its history," said Mark Jockers, a spokesman for Clean Water...

  • The H5N2 strain has been reported in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dec. 19, 2014- Highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain confirmed in a...

  • FEI tops 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    HILLSBORO, Ore. _ FEI Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $28 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $224 million.

  • Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $100 billion, 30- year overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system. Ben Barnes, Malloy's budget director, offered those and other ideas for the Governor's Transportation Finance Panel to ponder over the coming months. In 2013, Oregon lawmakers passed the first legislation in the U.S. to create such a system, authorizing the...

  • WASHINGTON— A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. "This is a big deal," Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said during a conference call on Monday.

  • PGE misses 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Portland General Electric Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $50 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • A look at the schools Corinthian Colleges is closing Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. Everest— City of Industry, California. Everest— West Los Angeles, California.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found five probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting an estimated 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. If these tests are positive, the state's tally of egg-laying chickens affected by the...

  • Digimarc reports 1Q loss Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    BEAVERTON, Ore. _ Digimarc Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $4.2 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Beaverton, Oregon- based company said it had a loss of 52 cents. Digimarc shares have decreased roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. The number of birds infected climbed to more than 9 million Monday with more reported cases in Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geological Survey have reported three...

  • Most of the campuses being shut are located in California. Earlier this month, the Department of Education fined Corinthian $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to students in its Heald College system. Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell said in a statement on Sunday that the Department of Education will reach out to Corinthian students...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Some observers say a North Dakota bill passed this legislative session that sets guidelines for industrial hemp production should make it easier to grow and may help create an industry for Indian tribes, although it could take a while to sort out federal policies. David Monson is meant to put the state in line with the new federal farm bill that...

  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    As public pressure mounts nationally against antibiotics, Oregon legislators are debating whether to curtail their use in agriculture. If the legislation passes, Oregon would be the first in the nation to mandate stricter rules on livestock antibiotics. Proponents of Oregon's bill say that's inadequate, because the move still allows operators to...

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    "It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry. California and more than 20 other states have legalized the drug for medical use, and the pot...

  • Flir Systems beats 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    WILSONVILLE, Ore. _ Flir Systems Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $47.9 million. Flir Systems expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.60 to $1.70 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.55 billion to $1.6 billion. Flir Systems shares have declined slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's...

  • *Minnesota is second U.S. state to declare emergency over bird flu. *National Guard will be called up if needed- Minnesota governor. CHICAGO, April 23- Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country.