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Oregon slashes health insurance premium requests

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Oregon regulators slashed health insurance rate requests by as much as 35%.

 

New Seasons becomes B corp

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Portland-based New Seasons Market is the first grocer to achieve B Corp certification.

 

Nearly one in two pints of beer sold in Oregon brewed locally

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Oregon Brewers Guild announced that in 2012, 47% of all draft beer sold in Oregon was brewed in the state.

 

Precision Castparts buying Permaswage for $600M

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Precision Castparts is acquiring aerospace manufacturing company Permaswage for $600 million.

 

Portland startup releases social analytics software

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Portland startup Tellagence launched a new social analytics software product, Tellagence Discover, that searches Twitter to figure out what people are saying about a company.

 

Trucking company moving to Coburg

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Old Dominion Freight Line is one of several businesses moving into Coburg's reviving industrial area.

 

Housing market boosts Street of Dreams

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The improving real estate market is good for the Street of Dreams, and most of the expensive homes are already sold.

 
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