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Redbox launches instant streaming plan

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Redbox is launching an instant streaming plan to challenge Netflix.

 

Oregon recovery sluggish

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oregon's economy is on track to grow, but the recovery is still sluggish, the latest University of Oregon economic activity index shows.

 

Mercy Corps wants to expand microfinance reach

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mercy Corps Northwest wants to extend the reach of its microfinance services into rural Oregon.

 

Holiday crab harvest delayed

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Oregon ocean commercial Dungeness crab season is being delayed through Dec. 30, devastating fishermen that usually count on selling crab for the holiday season.

 

Oregon health insurance exchange gets conditional approval

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The federal government granted conditional approval to six states for health insurance exchange plans, including Oregon.

 

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.

 
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