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NuScale refutes critics

Corvallis-based NuScale responded to a Washington DC think tank that is saying small modular reactors are unsafe and uneconomical.

Precision Castparts sales up

Precision Castparts sales hit almost $2.4 billion this quarter, though the manufacturer lost about $12 million due to union organizing.

SolarWorld restructures in Germany

SolarWorld avoided insolvency with a financial restructuring plan.

Meacham's only store reopens

Meacham's only business, the Oregon Trail Store and Deli, reopened after three years, providing a sense of community to the small mountain town.

Face Rock Creamery wins blue ribbon

Bandon-based Face Rock Creamery earned first place at a prestigious cheese competition only three months after opening.

Oregon entrepreneurs advance in Walmart contest

20 Oregonians moved on to the second round of an entrepreneurial contest put on by Walmart called "Get on the Shelf."

Blount closing Portland-area factory

Saw-chain maker Blount International plans to shut down a Milwaukie factory and lay off 200, after second-quarter profits fell.