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Port shipping line calls claims "fake grievances"

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hanjin Shipping managers say lost-wage claims filed by the longshore union at the Port of Portland are "fake grievances."

 

Natural foods manufacturer lands $7M

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods secured a $7 million line of credit to allow it to retire startup loans early.

 

Portland loses jobs for 2nd straight month

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Portland metro area experienced steep job losses for the second straight month, losing 5,300 jobs in October.

 

Intel CEO Paul Otellini retiring

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Intel's CEO Paul Otellini plans to retire in May after almost 40 years.

 

Oregon delegation works to avoid fiscal cliff

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Oregon legislators are touting their ideas on how to solve the country's financial problems.

 

OSU engineers develop tiny chip

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Oregon State University engineers have developed technology that can monitor vital signs with tiny sensors that cost less than 25 cents.

 

Boise Cascade site could get apartments

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The vacant Boise Cascade site in downtown Salem could become a 120-unit apartment project on Salem's waterfront.

 
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