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Unapproved GMO wheat found in Oregon

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered in an Oregon field, which could affect exports to countries that don't accept genetically modified foods.

 

OIC approves $250M of pension funds to KKR

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Oregon Investment Council approved another $250 million commitment of public pension money to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

 

Changes in China affect Portland recycling

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

An effort in China to curb pollution means Portland-area recycler Far West Fibers has to change the kinds of containers and plastic items it can accept.

 

Zenger Farm to double program capacity

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Portland nonprofit Zenger Farm plans to break ground on an "urban grange."

 

Small Portland company does vinyl mastering

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Portland-based Telegraph Mastering is one of only two local studios that can cut a stereo vinyl lacquer.

 

Elephants Deli goes green

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Elephants Delicatessen added new recycling and composting stations to keep more items out of the waste stream.

 

Foreclosure activity down

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lenders foreclosed on 52,000 U.S. homes in April, down 16% from 62,000 in April 2012.

 
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