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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.

 

Oregon entrepreneurs advance in Walmart contest

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Friday, August 09, 2013

20 Oregonians moved on to the second round of an entrepreneurial contest put on by Walmart called "Get on the Shelf."

 

Blount closing Portland-area factory

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Saw-chain maker Blount International plans to shut down a Milwaukie factory and lay off 200, after second-quarter profits fell.

 
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