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OSU finds that sugar can reduce toxins in metals

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Oregon State University researchers have discovered that sugar could replace some toxic binders in metals manufacturing.

 

Kitzhaber pushes for wind tax credit extension

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Gov. John Kitzhaber will urge Congress next week to pass an extension of the federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy.

 

Beaverton basketball gym uses innovative tech

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Beaverton's Shoot 360 has sensors that track a ball-handler's strengths and weaknesses.

 

Vestas cutting another 3,000 jobs

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Vestas Wind Systems plans to sell a 20% stake and cut another 3,000 jobs, more than doubling the number of cuts by 2013.

 

Integra Telecom plans major rebound

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Portland-based Integra Telecom is rebounding from near-bankruptcy with new owners and a new business model.

 

Erickson Air-Crane sees earnings jump

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

A busy fire season led to a 53% boost in third quarter earnings for Erickson Air-Crane.

 

ZoomCare expands to Idaho

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Hillsboro-based clinic chain ZoomCare is continuing its rapid expansion with a new branch in Boise, Idaho.

 
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