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Liquor sales along the Washington border up 33 percent

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sales at OLCC stores along the Washington border have jumped 33% from June through October compared to last year.

 

Northwest grain terminal talks resume

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pacific Northwest grain terminal companies and longshoremen have resumed contract talks with a federal mediator to avert a lockout.

 

Salem-Keizer vet makes house calls

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A new mobile veterinary practice Rolling Vet in Salem-Keizer heads to clients' homes for pet examinations.

 

Redbox launches instant streaming plan

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Redbox is launching an instant streaming plan to challenge Netflix.

 

Oregon recovery sluggish

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oregon's economy is on track to grow, but the recovery is still sluggish, the latest University of Oregon economic activity index shows.

 

Mercy Corps wants to expand microfinance reach

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mercy Corps Northwest wants to extend the reach of its microfinance services into rural Oregon.

 

Holiday crab harvest delayed

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Oregon ocean commercial Dungeness crab season is being delayed through Dec. 30, devastating fishermen that usually count on selling crab for the holiday season.

 
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