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PGE to buy two wind farms

Portland General Electric signed conditional agreements with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase two wind farms.

Startup works to refine solar-powered rooftop ventilator

Yamhill-based Northwest Renewable Energy received a commercialization grant from Oregon BEST to refine its solar-powered building ventilator.

Portland-area small business loans increase

Small Business loans in the Portland area increased in the first quarter of the fiscal year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Oregon graded a D- on teacher prep

The National Council on Teacher Quality gave Oregon a D- on how well it prepares teachers for the classroom.

American-made products gaining popularity

Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for "Made in America" products.

Group studies possibility of high speed rail in Oregon

The 21-member Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council is studying routes for high-speed rail travel in Oregon.

Portland-area home values up 7.7 percent

Portland-area home values increased 7.7% in 2012, according to real estate website Zillow.