Tyree Oil expanding in Portland

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Eugene-based oil company acquired two businesses, StarOilco and Tarr.

 

Hillsboro seeks ban on dispensaries

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The community wants to put a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.

 

PDX serves record number of travelers

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Portland International Airport served 15 million passengers in 2013.

 

Last minute ban disrupts Port of Portland terminal

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Renewed labor chaos prompted ICTSI Oregon to issue a ban on freight deliveries at Terminal 6.

 

Intel to sell OnCue

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The chipmaker will sell its pay-TV startup to Verizon Communications.

 

Farmers seek tax deduction

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Oregon farmers want a charitable tax credit for their donated crops.

 

Sherwood to expand manufacturing education

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

With a $494,000 grant from the state, Sherwood High School officials plan to expand technology and manufacturing instruction to middle schools.

 
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