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Portland's Small Business Administration funds microbreweries

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Friday, March 15, 2013

In the past three years, the Portland office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped 17 breweries obtain startup or expansion loans.

 

OSU researchers find new use for grape pulp

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Oregon State University researchers have discovered ways to convert pulp from crushed wine grapes into usable products.

 

Oregon's Labor Commissioner testifying in Congress

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian is testifying at a U.S. Senate hearing in support of raising the federal minimum wage.

 

Corporate rebate could kick in

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oregon tax collections are close to the threshold that would send millions of dollars back to companies.

 

House committee to extend business expansion loan fund

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

A House committee approved a bill to extend the subsidy that helped land Salesforce.

 

Bean company works to lessen food packaging impact

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Portland-based Better Bean company is working to reduce the environmental impact of food packaging.

 

Essential Health closing clinics

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Essential Health Clinic, which provided free medical care to uninsured patients, is closing its Hillsboro and Tigard clinics.

 
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