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Underwater mortgage rates fall in Portland

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The negative mortgage equity rate fell in Portland, but 28% of all mortgage holders still owe more than their homes are worth, according to a report by Zillow.

 

OSU engineers test nuclear reactor

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oregon State University engineers will be testing a new nuclear energy technology that they believe can't melt down.

 

Closing coal plants could mean new wind energy opportunities

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The planned shutdown of 2,500 megawatts in coal plants could mean new opportunities for wind energy, says Renewable Northwest Project executive director Rachel Shimshak.

 

Apple data center coming along

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Construction is moving rapidly on Apple's new Prineville data center.

 

Few Oregon students taking AP classes

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oregon lags behind the national average in students taking Advanced Placement courses.

 

Ashland couple sells cure-all bleach

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

An Ashland couple says the federal government has no jurisdiction over their business of selling diluted industrial bleach as a cure for cancer, earaches and more, because it is a private health association.

 

20 percent of Portland seafood mislabeled

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

More than 20% of seafood sold at Portland markets and restaurants is mislabeled, a new report by Oceana says.

 
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