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PeaceHealth cuts Lane County jobs

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Through restructuring, PeaceHealth has cut at least 130 jobs from its Lane County operations in the past year.

 

Portland startup wants to change consumer battery business

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Portland startup Bettery Inc. wants to green the battery business with vending machines.

 

SoloPower debuts Portland fab

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

SoloPower officially opens its North Portland factory, which will make thin-film solar panels.

 

Lake Oswego bank merges in $506M deal

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lake Oswego's West Coast Bancorp is merging with Tacoma's Columbia Banking System in a $506 million deal.

 

Grain terminal managers prepare for showdown with longshoremen

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Managers of Northwest grain terminals are preparing for a longshoremen strike, with a contract expiring in five days.

 

Nick Fish says Sam Adams shouldn't rush Sustainability Center

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish says that he doesn't want Mayor Sam Adams to rush a new plan for the Oregon Sustainability Center through the City Council.

 

Comcast moving jobs from California to Oregon

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Comcast plans to add 50 jobs at its Beaverton call center as it shifts work from California.

 
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