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Eugene considers new fees

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Eugene City Council is exploring flat fees for city residents to help with a $6 million general budget hole for the fiscal year beginning next summer.

 

Nike plans startup incubator

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nike plans to work with an organization called TechStars to open a technology incubator in Portland that will help entrepreneurs develop technology for Nike+ products.

 

Kitzhaber calls special legislative session for Nike expansion

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Gov. John Kitzhaber called legislators to a Dec. 14 special session to allow Nike to make a major expansion in exchange for assurances over Oregon's tax rate.

 

New Seasons Market names new CEO

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Monday, December 10, 2012

New Season Market named Wendy Collie its new CEO and President. She begins Jan. 2.

 

Portland company Tyfone wins backing from CIA's investment arm

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Portland-based mobile payments company Tyfone landed investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital group.

 

Eugene-Springfield companies network on Silicon Shire website

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Monday, December 10, 2012

An online directory of Eugene-Springfield technology companies called the Silicon Shire is beginning to show results.

 

Oregon pushes for pollution-reporting mandate for fuel providers

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Oregon's Legislature is looking to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks with a new pollution-reporting mandate for fuel providers.

 
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