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  • Nike rises on 4Q results and new order outlook Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    BEAVERTON, Ore.— Nike's fourth-quarter profit and revenue grew, sending its shares higher in aftermarket trading. Despite a stronger dollar that hurt its sales, Nike said its net income rose 24 percent to $865 million, or 98 cents per share. Nike Inc.' s fiscal fourth quarter ended on May 31.

  • Oregon House passes bill modeling new marijuana industry Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:33 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— After months of negotiations and right before recreational pot becomes legal, Oregon House legislators passed a bill Wednesday setting up the state's legal marijuana market. Bill Post, R- Keizer, said in a statement. The Oregon Health Authority would be in charge of creating and maintaining a database tracking pot's path to market, and the bill...

  • Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    Sarah Feinberg, acting chief of the Federal Railroad Administration, told a House subcommittee that she sympathizes with railroad officials who have said they are unlikely to meet the congressionally mandated deadline. But Feinberg said that unless Congress acts to extend the deadline, she has no choice but to require railroads to install a technology...

  • Ford jumps into the car-sharing pool with pilot program Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Ford is following the ride-sharing craze, launching its own pilot program in six U.S. cities and in London. Ford Motor Co. said that 14,000 customers in the U.S. will be invited to participate, along with 12,000 in London. The program is being offered through November to Ford Credit customers in Chicago, Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon and California...

  • Oregon dumps cold water on Obamacare rate requests Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    A Cover Oregon webpage

    Some Oregon insurers want to keep their health plan premium increases moderate for next year, but the state wants them higher.

  • Homeowners deepest underwater: No relief in sight Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Family sitting on roof of underwater home

    Some underwater borrowers are stuck in place, unable to sell without paying into their mortgages.

  • Microsoft's giant tablet costs $20,000 Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    Microsoft will sell a bigger version of its new, wall-mounted video-conferencing and digital whiteboard device for $20,000.

  • SEATTLE, June 10- Revealing its price tag for the first time, Microsoft Corp will sell a bigger version of its new, wall-mounted video-conferencing and digital whiteboard device for $20,000, making it the most expensive product in its hardware line-up, the software company said on Wednesday. Orders start July 1 for the Surface Hub, which Microsoft hopes will...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 10- One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor. Suniva Inc, a Georgia- based solar cell and panel maker that is backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, farms out a small portion of its manufacturing to federal inmates as...

  • CARBOB gasoline traded for 5 cents a gallon over July RBOB futures on NYMEX, up 2 cents from Monday's price. June-delivery EPA gasoline in the Portland, Oregon market was 22 cents a gallon over July NYMEX RBOB futures, traders said, up 4 cents from Monday's price. June-delivery L.A. CARB diesel was 0.75 cents a gallon below futures while June-delivery S.F. CARB...

  • NEW YORK, June 9- Nike Inc has settled a lawsuit against three former shoe designers it had accused of stealing its commercial secrets and taking them to German rival Adidas AG with plans to open a footwear design studio in Brooklyn. Nike, the world's largest sportswear maker, sued Denis Dekovic, Marc Dolce and Mark Miner last December for at least $10 million in...

  • June 8- Apple Inc is setting up a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers, to compete better with Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp in cloud services, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the plans. The plan entails connecting Apple's data centers in California, Nevada, North Carolina and Oregon, and others to get content...

  • Big brands line up to crash the summer festivals Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 2:37 PM ET
    Attendees at the Governor's Ball music festival, Randall Island, N.Y.

    To reach today's youth, brands such as PayPal and Stubhub are creating physical experiences at concerts to get in front of new consumers.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- Seattle- based Madrona Venture Group said it has raised $300 million for a new fund, its sixth, drawing on the growing start-up community in the backyard it shares with Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp.. Those entrepreneurs benefit from Amazon's and Microsoft's diversification beyond their narrow beginnings. "If you go back certainly 10...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney& Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price. About 85 percent of people aged 18 to 34 own them, according to...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Allison Armor loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. Armor, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney& Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price. About 85 percent of people aged 18 to 34 own them, according to...

  • Guess which hot sector private equity is chasing Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    The Good Eggs distribution center in San Francisco

    The rising value of farmland and demand for organic food is wooing investors to this sector. Farmers are now becoming more business savvy.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic, saying the region has a severely limited capacity to respond to accidents. The appeal was spearheaded by Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and the letter was signed by other liberals,...

  • PORTLAND, Ore., May 22- Oregon Governor Kate Brown expanded the state's drought emergency to eight more counties on Friday amid a devastating West Coast drought and warned that water shortages could be imminent and a tough fire season may be ahead. The new Oregon counties listed in a drought emergency are Deschutes, Grant, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Morrow, Umatilla...

  • Power House: Portland, Oregon Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    Power House: Portland, OR

    Power House takes a look at Portland. Brian Ramsay of Hasson Company Realtors has the details.