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Consumer demand boosts cage-free eggs

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rising consumer demand means Oregon's largest egg producer, Willamette Egg Farms, is ramping up production of cage-free eggs.

 

Rep. Blumenauer says budget cuts could have silver lining

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rep. Earl Blumenauer hopes the federal sequester cuts will lead to a series of federal tax and spending reforms.

 

Budget cuts would affect other states more than Oregon

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A new chart reveals that Oregon is one of the least-affected states from the impending federal automatic budget cuts.

 

Manufacturers could lose between $30M and $116M from CRC

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Three companies that make structures upriver from the proposed Columbia River Crossing could lose between $30 million and $116 million in profits due to the lower clearance.

 

Zipcar adds electric vehicles in Portland

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Zipcar is adding battery-powered Honda Fit EVs to the Portland State University campus with charging stations by ECOtality.

 

Eugene bag ban nearly here

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Eugene's plastic bag ban begins May 1, and it will apply to more than just grocery stores.

 

Portland digital agency The Good grows

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Portland digital agency The Good improves websites and streamlines online shopping. It has grown rapidly since its founding four years ago.

 
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Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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