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Startup works to refine solar-powered rooftop ventilator

Yamhill-based Northwest Renewable Energy received a commercialization grant from Oregon BEST to refine its solar-powered building ventilator.

Portland-area small business loans increase

Small Business loans in the Portland area increased in the first quarter of the fiscal year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Oregon graded a D- on teacher prep

The National Council on Teacher Quality gave Oregon a D- on how well it prepares teachers for the classroom.

American-made products gaining popularity

Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for "Made in America" products.

Group studies possibility of high speed rail in Oregon

The 21-member Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council is studying routes for high-speed rail travel in Oregon.

Portland-area home values up 7.7 percent

Portland-area home values increased 7.7% in 2012, according to real estate website Zillow.

Green Zebra Grocery coming to Woodstock and Kenton

Former New Seasons Market CEO Lisa Sedlar says her new Green Zebra Grocery stores will open in the fall.