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Wilshire Credit clogs up mortgage relief

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

wilshirePoliticians and homeowners are clamoring for mortgage relief. That’s unlikely until mortgage servicing companies such as Wilshire Credit get ready to deal.

 

Better broadband headed to small communities

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

broadbandOregon’s rural communities can’t afford the cheap, fast broadband service they need to compete. The problem gets a fresh spotlight as stimulus money is available.

 

Plastics recycler sets up in St. Helens

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

A team of veterans from the recycling industry plans to break ground this month on a new plastics recycling facility in St. Helens.

 

Cupcake bakeries succeed in stale economy

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

CupcakeEven in these sour economic times, people are still willing to pay for some sweets.

 

Snow season starts strong, then rain hits the slopes

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

mtb_groomerMoney fell early from the sky for many of the state’s winter sport hot spots, but rain and warm weather have melted what may have been a promising season for robust sales.

 

Cattlemen's association head discusses change

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bill-Hoyt2As head of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Bill Hoyt says he wants to dispel common misconceptions about one of the the state’s largest agricultural commodities.

 

Graphic: Hazelnut production projected to increase 19%

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Articles - February 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
 
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