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Iberdrola hopes to double emissions

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Iberdrola Renewables is looking to double the amount of emissions allowed at its planned Lakeview biomass plant.

 

Sustainability Center team looks ahead

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The companies that spent time working on the now shelved Oregon Sustainability Center project are looking ahead to the next green building challenge.

 

Nike stands by Lance Armstrong despite doping charges

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nike reaffirmed its support of Lance Armstrong, despite 11 former teammates stating that he used performance enhancing drugs.

 

U.S. jobless claims fall to lowest level in 4 years

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The number of Americans seeking unemployment fell to 339,000 last week, the lowest level in more than four years.

 

Heating costs to rise

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Americans will pay more to heat their homes this winter.

 

eBay quietly moves into Portland

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Since buying Critical Path Software in 2010, eBay has quietly built up a software operation in Portland.

 

Oregon ranks 4th in app production

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oregon ranks fourth in "app intensity," a measure of how many app-related jobs are in Oregon.

 
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