Mount Hood begins selling Christmas tree permits

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Mount Hood National Forest begins selling Christmas tree cutting permits for $5 on Nov. 15.

 

Oregon businesses prepare to become benefit companies

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

About 15 Oregon companies are set to register as the state's first benefit companies on Jan. 2.

 

Portland could give Daimler $8M subsidy

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Portland Development Commission is considering giving Daimler Trucks North America a forgivable $8 million loan for its new headquarters on Swan Island.

 

GMO labeling fight goes to Oregon

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The battle over genetically modified food labeling is moving to Oregon after being defeated in California and Washington.

 

Murrelets drop value of forest land

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The discovery of threatened marbled murrelet seabirds dropped the value of three tracts of forest land in Coos County from $22.1 million to $3.6 million since they can no longer be logged.

 

Bettery partners with Safeway

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Portland-based Bettery opened rechargeable battery kiosks in five Safeway stores in the Seattle area and Portland.

 

SolarWorld revenue drops 26 percent

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SolarWorld revenue fell 26% in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period of 2012, but the company's Hillsboro factory remains a bright spot.

 
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