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Chocolate business growing in Oregon

The state went from 19 chocolatiers in 2001 to 32 in 2011.

Moda Center announces multimillion-dollar makeover

The Rose Quarter will undergo a multi-year upgrade costing more than $16 million.

Cover Oregon: Gov. Kitzhaber demands more changes

The governor is asking the health insurance exchange board to fire its chief information officer and chief operating officer.

IRS to probe McMinnville aviation museum

The Internal Revenue Service will investigate whether the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum complies with its tax-exempt status.

Oregon aerospace contractor acquires California company

Precision Castparts purchased Aerospace Dynamics International for $625 million in cash.

Following influx of cash, Simple on Portland hiring spree

Spanish bank BBVA purchased Simple Finance Technology Corp. for $117 million in cash.

Columbia Grain owner to pay $88M in bribery charges

Tokyo-based Marubeni Corp. agreed to pay an $88 million fine and pleaded guilty to foreign-bribery charges.