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East Coast storm cancels PDX flights

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Many flights are grounded at the Portland International Airport as the East Coast braces for a major blizzard.

 

Lawmakers considered special legislation for 'Azalea'

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Oregon lawmakers considered special legislation to lure "Azalea," the mysterious computer chip factory.

 

Oregon energy loans under scrutiny

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Friday, February 08, 2013

State Sen. Richard Devlin wants the Legislature to investigate a popular state loan program that made a series of bad loans.

 

Pacific University partners with Zipcar

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Pacific University is partnering with Zipcar to offer a campus car-sharing program.

 

Eugene-based Excalibur Cutlery and Gifts closing all stores

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Excalibur Cutlery & Gifts lost its lease at Washington Square after 30 years, leading the company to file or bankruptcy.

 

Nike came close to building outside of Oregon

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Nike considered expanding outside of Oregon just days before Gov. Kitzhaber announced the company's in-state expansion, according to emails released by the state.

 

SolarWorld will survive, CEO says

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck says SolarWorld will survive its fiscal crisis that dropped share prices by 31% in a day.

 
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