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Nike beat expectations, and its shares rose 8 percent in after-hours trading. Nike brand revenue rose 10 percent excluding currency fluctuations, growing everywhere but China and Japan. Growth from other brands, including Converse, Nike Gold and Hurley rose 9 percent....

Nike employs 44,000 people around the world, about half in the United States and 8,000 of them in Oregon. Nike is one of two Fortune 500 members in the state, with employment in Oregon that has grown 60 percent since 2007. In December, Brim-Edwards told...