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Facebook discloses Prineville power use

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Facebook released data on its total power consumption, including electricity use at its Prineville data center.

 

Lawyer blasts bankrupt HemCon

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Portland lawyer Jody Stahancyk bought nearly 30% of the first round of shares HemCon Medical Technologies, and is furious about the way the company's bankruptcy was handled.

 

Hanjin returns to Port of Portland

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

After a monthlong hiatus, the first Hanjin Shipping vessel will return to the Port of Portland this weekend.

 

Agilyx names new CEO and CFO

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Tigard-based waste-to-energy company Agilyx named a new CEO and CFO, amid considerations of an initial public offering.

 

Local food website coming to Portland

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

San Francisco startup Good Eggs is planning to expand its service to Portland. The website aims to be the Etsy for local food.

 

Medford stores expect boost from new Walmart

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Merchants in Medford's South Gateway area are gearing up for more customers when a new Super Walmart opens there in mid-August.

 

Oregon earthquake coming, OSU report says

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

The probability of a major earthquake in Oregon in the next 50 years could range as high as 40%, Oregon State University scientists say.

 
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