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Wind power surpasses hydro

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wind energy hit a new generation record of 4,289 megawatts, surpassing water energy in the Northwest for the first time.

 

Oregon farm equipment wins award

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A high-tech field scraper made by Donald-based GK Machine was chosen as one of the ten most innovative agricultural products.

 

Nike sells Umbro for $225M

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nike is selling Umbro to Iconix Brand Group for $225 million.

 

Pacific Continental buying Century Bank

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pacific Continental has agreed to buy Century Bank for $13.4 million. Both banks are based in Eugene.

 

OLCC director steps down

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Executive Director Steve Pharo is retiring after more than six years.

 

Reactions mixed to Eugene bag ban

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Eugene City Council's decision to ban plastic bags received a mixed reception from local consumers.

 

Lane County unemployment falls

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Unemployment fell almost one full percentage point to 8.5% in Lane County as several sectors added jobs.

 
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