Umpqua Bank parent buys Washington firm

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Umpqua Holdings agreed to pay $158 million for the parent of Financial Pacific Leasing, a Washington company that leases equipment to small businesses.

 

Foreclosed Oregonians getting $23.6M

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

15,937 Oregonians who lost their homes to foreclosure will get checks for $1,480 each as part of the National Mortgage Settlement.

 

PGE plans $1B investment in gas and wind

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Portland General Electric unveiled plans to invest $1 billion in a new gas fired power plant and a new wind farm.

 

Oregon ranks low for teen employment

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Oregon is the eighth worst state for teenage unemployment, a new survey says.

 

Keen names new president

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Portland-based footwear brand Keen, Inc. named Mike Abbott new president.

 

Oregon ski resort operators concerned about climate change

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Six Oregon ski resort operators are among the 108 resorts calling on lawmakers to address climate change.

 

Scappoose jet project takes off

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Fabricators are putting together a small experimental aircraft in Scappoose.

 
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