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Berkman pleads guilty in fraud

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman pleaded guilty in a $13 million securities fraud scheme.

 

Oregon unemployment benefits rise

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The amount of unemployment benefits that Oregonians can receive will rise slightly next week.

 

California developer buying Blue Heron mill site

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A California development company signed a purchase agreement for the historic Blue Heron mill site in Oregon City.

 

UO apparel could go out of state

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The University of Oregon plans to start dealing with only a single manufacturer for Ducks apparel instead of dozens, leading in-state companies to believe the contract could go outside of Oregon.

 

NexPlanar gets $5M venture loan

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hillsboro semiconductor startup NexPlanar secured a $5 million loan to expand production.

 

Western Tool Supply sold

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Salem-based Western Tool Supply was sold to a Nebraska company.

 

Intel says cable TV alternative on track

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Intel plans to sell a set-top box with Internet-based television service this year.

 
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