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Walmart getting Portland's largest green roof

Construction on a new 90,000-square-foot Walmart in North Portland has begun. The store will have a 40,600-square-foot green roof.

Vestas considers Mitsubishi cooperation

Vestas Wind Systems said it is in discussions with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to consider a "potential strategic cooperation."

Organic hop acres rising

The number of organic hop acres is rising, ahead of a new rule that removes hops from a national list of non-organic ingredients that can be used in organic products.

Cooling coal emissions could help air quality

A team of University of Oregon physicists found that cooling coal-fired power plants' emissions could drop the levels of dangerous chemicals in the air.

New home construction improves

The Portland area's homebuilding market is the strongest it's been since 2008.

Mobile cannery helps microbreweries

Portland entrepreneur starts mobile cannery to help microbreweries afford canning their beers.

Salem vetoes housing proposal

The Salem City Council vetoed a decision to build apartments near the airport.