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Firm fined for bee die-offs

The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued six civil penalties for improper pesticide applications that caused massive bumblebee die-offs last summer.

Portland startup eliminates the boss

The 61-person Portland tech-education startup Treehouse eliminated its managers.

Materne bypasses Coburg

French applesauce maker won't be locating a new factory and 240 jobs in Coburg.

CRAiLAR reaches agreements with Adidas, IKEA

Portland flax fiber supplier CRAiLAR Technologies reached a $3.2 million financing agreement with IKEA and a $2 million private placement from Hydra Ventures B.V., Adidas' corporate venture arm.

Sen. Wyden introduces logging bill

Sen. Ron Wyden is introducing his bill to promote logging on national forests in Eastern Oregon.

Efforts to weaken unions focus on Oregon

Conservatives and business groups are targeting Oregon, Missouri and Ohio for new efforts to weaken labor unions.

Portland group promotes bitcoins

The Portland Bitcoin Group works to promote the virtual currency.