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Oregon banks report profit increases

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Florence-based Siuslaw Financial Group and Eugene-based Summit Bank announced double-digit profit increases.

 

Washington County gets breastmilk bank

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Friday, July 12, 2013

The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank celebrated its grand opening in Washington County this week.

 

Portland tests alternative fuel vehicles

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Portland is becoming a testing ground for alternative fuel vehicles thanks to a commitment Oregon made to support rechargeable electric vehicles under former Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

 

Oregon economy continues to improve

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oregon economic activity strengthened in May, according the the University of Oregon's latest Index of Economic Indicators.

 

SoloPower defaults on $10M state loan

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

SoloPower defaulted on a $10 million state loan, state officials say.

 

Handful begins making bras in U.S.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tigard-based sports bra company Handful begins production of its sports bras in the U.S.—Salem, specifically—on Monday.

 

TriMet plans e-fare system

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

TriMet is hoping to add a new fare system that allows riders to use debit-like cards.

 
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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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