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  • Last year El Paso, Texas consumer products firm Helen of Troy bought it for $210 million. Now it sells more than 100 products in 17 countries, with prices ranging from $25 for a 12 oz. thermos up to $60 for a 64 oz. wide-mouth version. Scott Allan, Hydro Flask's CEO since 2012, recently spoke with The Associated Press about Hydro Flask's history and how it's managed its...

  • In a statement on Thursday evening, Burgum and the Army Corps refused to extend next Wednesday's deadline. Army Corps spokesman Ryan Hignight said contractors working for the agency would enter the camp as soon as they could. The exchange came a day after Burgum ordered pipeline opponents to move off of land owned by the Army Corps, citing safety and...

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Portland General Electric Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $61 million. On a per-share basis, the Portland, Oregon- based company said it had profit of 68 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $193 million, or $2.16 per share.

  • In a statement on Thursday evening, Burgum and the Army Corps refused to extend next Wednesday's deadline. Army Corps spokesman Ryan Hignight said contractors working for the agency would enter the camp as soon as they could. The exchange came a day after Burgum ordered pipeline opponents to move off of land owned by the Army Corps, citing safety and...

  • DENVER— At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs, while state lawmakers are expected to consider measures to allow either marijuana "tasting rooms" run by marijuana...

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Lattice Semiconductor Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $8.2 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Portland, Oregon- based company said it had a loss of 7 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $54.1 million, or 45 cents per share.

  • A letter to the Ivies was penned by Brown University senior Viet Nguyen. Nguyen leads the undergraduate student government at Brown and asked student government leaders at the other seven universities to sign on. Nguyen said his letter was signed by student government leaders at Columbia College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard College,...

  • MEDFORD, Ore. _ Lithia Motors Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $51.3 million. Lithia Motors expects full-year earnings to be $8 to $8.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $9.2 billion to $9.4 billion. Lithia Motors shares have climbed 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO— States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, even as the Republican-led Congress tries to block rules making it easier for them to do so. "It's clear there's a retirement crisis," Illinois Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs told the small business owners. " Seven states— California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Oregon...

  • The Senate has scheduled a vote for Wednesday morning that would send the measure to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, said during a debate on the Senate floor Tuesday that the regulation, set to go into effect in December, unfairly stigmatizes the disabled and infringes on their constitutional right to bear arms.

  • WILSONVILLE, Ore. _ Flir Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $61.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Flir Systems expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.81 to $1.91 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.78 billion to $1.83 billion.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A company that made headlines when an Iraqi man used its services to buy an Oregon lottery ticket worth $6.4 million lobbied successfully for a first-in-the nation law that will allow the business to courier New Jersey lottery tickets bought by customers from the comfort of their own homes. Malta- based Lotter Enterprises and its subsidiary...

  • Pacific Northwest, sending freight rates soaring and prompting Asian buyers to seek fill-in loads as they wait for the backlog at ports to clear. The setbacks come at a critical time for U.S. exporters, who are trying to move as much grain as possible before buyers turn their attention to South America when corn and soybean harvests in Argentina and Brazil...

  • Pacific Northwest, sending freight rates soaring and prompting Asian buyers to seek fill-in loads as they wait for the backlog at ports to clear. The setbacks come at a critical time for U.S. exporters, who are trying to move as much grain as possible before buyers turn their attention to South America when corn and soybean harvests in Argentina and Brazil...

  • HILLSBORO, Ore. _ RadiSys Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 4 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, RadiSys expects its results to range from a loss of 16 cents per share to a loss of 10 cents per share.

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Columbia Sportswear Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $84.7 million. Columbia Sportswear expects full-year earnings to be $2.72 to $2.82 per share. Columbia Sportswear shares have fallen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ HOUSTON, Feb 9- The company building an oil pipeline that has fueled sustained public protests said on Thursday it has started drilling under a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from a Native American tribe leading the opposition. The federal government this week cleared way for the project to resume, leading the Standing...

  • Supporters of the Standing Rock Water Protectors call on banks to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline, under construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, in Los Angeles, California on December 16, 2016.

    Energy Transfer Partners said it has started drilling under a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from Native American tribe.

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it lost $200 million during the year-end holiday season, despite a strong quarter of package shipping and expanded use of vote-by-mail in the November presidential election. Operating income came to $522 million, down from $1.3 billion in the previous year. An independent agency, the Postal Service does not use...

  • WASHINGTON— Worried about the nearly 20 million people who buy their own health insurance policies, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are weighing how to stabilize a wobbly market, government and industry officials say. That could also buy time for more ambitious GOP attempts to rework the health care law. Trump administration...