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Oregon economy falls in June

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Oregon's economy fell in June as hiring slowed in construction, transportation, finance and private education.

 

Portland startup Lytics raises $2.2M

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Portland startup Lytics raised $2.2 million in funding from two venture capital firms.

 

NuScale refutes critics

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Friday, August 09, 2013

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

 

Precision Castparts sales up

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Friday, August 09, 2013

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

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Friday, August 09, 2013

SolarWorld avoided insolvency with a financial restructuring plan.

 

Meacham's only store reopens

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Friday, August 09, 2013

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

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Friday, August 09, 2013

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

 
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