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Rural Oregon incomes slip

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Rural Oregonians' incomes have slipped more than the incomes of their peers nationwide.

 

Columbia State Bank completes purchase of West Coast Bank

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Columbia State Bank officially completed its $573.4 million acquisition of West Coast Bank, making Oregon's 7th largest bank.

 

RYU lost $9.8M in 2012

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Portland-based sportswear brand Respect Your Universe lost $9.8 million in 2012 on $848,000 in sales.

 

ZeaChem plans cutbacks

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Although ZeaChem recently began producing a plant-based biofuel at its Boardman facility, the company still plans layoffs.

 

Rogue releases beard yeast beer

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Rogue Ales released a beer made from yeast found in its brewmaster's beard.

 

Oregon credit unions taking large public deposits

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ten Oregon credit unions can take public deposits larger than $250,000 beginning this week.

 

KCC expanding ag programs

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Klamath Community College is developing an on-campus farm and will partner with Oregon State University to offer agricultural sciences degrees.

 
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