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USDA buys meat from drought-stricken ranchers

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The USDA will use $170 million to buy meat from ranchers and farmers forced to reduced herds because of the drought.

 

Green trade show industry grows

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Greener, eco-friendly trade shows are growing in Oregon and beyond.

 

UO running out of room

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Monday, August 13, 2012

The University of Oregon's student body has risen 25% in six years, but the college hasn't added classrooms to accommodate the growth.

 

SolarWorld reports loss

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Monday, August 13, 2012

SolarWorld reported a quarterly loss and forecast negative earnings for the year, blaming Chinese trade practices.

 

Oregon Legislature may ease hair braiding law

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Monday, August 13, 2012

A group of Portland-area lawmakers are sponsoring the Natural Hair act in the next Legislature session to ease hair braiding licensing regulations.

 

Higher One to return $11M to students

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Higher One, the controversial college payment-card provider, will pay $11 million to settle allegations of deceptive and unfair fee practices.

 

Portland mayoral candidates focus on software

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Monday, August 13, 2012

The second debate in the run-off election for Portland mayor focuses on the city's growing software industry.

 
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The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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