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Ore. minimum wage, hotel tax going up

New laws kicking in Friday will give a slight boost to the paychecks of more than 100,000 low-income Oregonians while tourists and vacationers will have a little less spending money.



30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.48%

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid to new lows for the year this week amid market upheaval stoked by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Rates are at three-year lows at the height of the spring home buying season.


68% of Luma condos sold

By JOURNAL STAFF

Brokers for the new Luma condominium tower on First Hill say they have sold 68 percent of the units so far.


Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be good

By JAKE COYLE

As Hollywood girds for a low-key Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year's, an even more worrisome trend has taken shape: Moviegoers are growing pickier.


Phil Knight retires from Nike board

Nike said Thursday that its co-founder and chairman Phil Knight has retired from its board and CEO Mark Parker has been named the new chairman.


UI to manage ranch, perform research

Researchers, environmental groups and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are partnering to perform range and grazing-related research in Idaho.


Anchorage aims to provide more innovative services

Anchorage has launched an online tool that allows residents to report infrastructure problems


Obama signs Puerto Rico financial rescue bill

By MARY CLARE JALONICK

President Barack Obama signed a rescue package on Thursday for financially strapped Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt and a major payment due Friday.


In Panama for business? Take trip to famous canal

By JUAN ZAMORANO

Getting to the canal is a snap, with a host of travel agencies and hotel tours competing for your business.


SFO breaks ground on $2.4B terminal renovation

By JOURNAL STAFF

An interim boarding area made up of nine gates will be developed while future facilities are built.


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