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Taxpayers may have to fight fake IDs

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A recent flood of fake IDs might make Multnomah County taxpayers subsidize bars.

 

Heat causes growth spurt for Oregon vineyards

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The recent warm and dry weather caused a major growth spurt at Willamette Valley vineyards.

 

Oregon's congressional clout rises

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oregon's clout in Congress is growing faster than almost all other states.

 

SoloPower makes last-minute loan payment

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

SoloPower made a last-minute payment on an Oregon loan, after state officials were preparing to foreclose on the manufacturer.

 

Nike chooses ZGF Architects as expansion firm

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Nike named ZGF Architects as the architecture firm for its World Headquarters expansion project.

 

Salem home building market improves

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Salem area landed a spot on an index that tracks improving home building markets.

 

Oregon plant workers stretch to stay healthy

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Workers at Greenberry Fabrication in Lewisburg stretch and warm-up before work to stay healthy.

 
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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Small business sales go big

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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