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As the first images emerged in recent days of practice sessions by the area's newest professional sports franchise, the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League, close observers noted something on the athletes' shirts, shorts, socks and pullovers: Swooshes. Nike's symbol was all over...

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...