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Pietro's Pizza survives ownership changes

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Pietro's Pizza survived massive changes of growing from a mom-and-pop store to a chain of nearly 80 stores, back to its current three outlets.

 

Eugene nonprofit introduces children and adults to computer science

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Eugene-based nonprofit Thinkersmith offers computer science exposure to both children and adults, increasing future job opportunities for participants.

 

Mussel harvest ban lifted

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Oregon officials lifted a five-month ban on mussel harvesting in southern Oregon.

 

Privatization hurting small Washington liquor stores

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Washington's liquor privatization is causing small liquor stores to lose business, and not only by walk-in customers who can now buy liquor at grocery stores.

 

Mentor Graphics to pay dividends

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Mentor Graphics will start paying a quarterly divided.

 

Eugene tech company going public

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Eugene-based brain monitoring equipment maker Electrical Geodesics plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange.

 

Oregon tries luring California food processors

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Oregon economic development specialists are headed to California for the second year, hoping to lure food processing companies north.

 
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