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Brammo CEO wants Oregon to market green expertise

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher says Oregon should market its green brand around the world.

 

OLCC names deputy director as interim chief

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission named deputy director Merle Lindsey as interim chief while the agency seeks a new executive director.

 

Columbia Sportswear profit declines

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Columbia Sportswear's third-quarter profits declined 4.5%, and the threat of clear and balmy winter skies could mean more declines.

 

Schnitzer Steel takes earnings hit

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Schnitzer Steel Industries said that its net income fell 77% between 2011 and 2012 amid falling scrap metal prices.

 

Commercial airlines boost Precision Castparts

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Fiscal net income for Precision Castparts rose 13% as demand for commercial airplane parts rose.

 

U.S. economy grows at 2 percent rate

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2% in the third quarter, slightly better than expected.

 

Tough divorce attorneys grapple with conflict rules

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

There are only a handful of high-profile divorce attorneys in Portland, and most say they’ve been the victims of spouses manipulating conflict of interest rules. But Jody Stahancyk has seen it happen to her with regularity.

 
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