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Few Oregon students taking AP classes

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oregon lags behind the national average in students taking Advanced Placement courses.

 

Ashland couple sells cure-all bleach

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

An Ashland couple says the federal government has no jurisdiction over their business of selling diluted industrial bleach as a cure for cancer, earaches and more, because it is a private health association.

 

20 percent of Portland seafood mislabeled

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

More than 20% of seafood sold at Portland markets and restaurants is mislabeled, a new report by Oceana says.

 

Gresham approves $12M tax break for Boeing

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gresham approved a $12 million property tax break to help Boeing invest $300 million in new equipment at its manufacturing plant.

 

Lattice Semiconductor selling Hillsboro headquarters

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lattice Semiconductor is putting its Hillsboro headquarters up for sale and searching for smaller offices.

 

Oracle moves jobs from Mexico to Oregon

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Following Apple's lead on a shift to U.S.-made, Oracle will begin to manufacture its servers and storage systems in Hillsboro instead of Mexico.

 

Amy's Kitchen expands in Oregon

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Organic foods business Amy's Kitchen decided to build a $19 million expansion in Oregon instead of South Carolina mainly because of access to organic crops.

 
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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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