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Attorney General makes mortgage standards permanent

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Oregon is making a set of temporary mortgage servicing rules permanent.

 

Portland area home values turned a corner

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Home values in the U.S. and Portland reached a low point in the year's first quarter and are now rebounding.

 

State's art collection hits 2,500

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Oregon spends more than $1 million buying artwork each year as part of the Percent for Art program.

 

Farmers Conservation Alliance raising $1.5M

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hood River-based Farmers Conservation Alliance is raising $1.5 million in mezzanine financing, to make the nonprofit self-sufficient.

 

WSI expands in Portland, Corvallis

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Watershed Sciences Inc. has grown to 126 employees thanks to demand for its light detection and ranging technology.

 

Food stamp enrollment jumps

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Monday, July 23, 2012

With Congress struggling to pass the farm bill, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is under scrutiny.

 

Study finds caffeinated coastal waters

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Monday, July 23, 2012

A new PSU study has found elevated levels of caffeine in waters off the coast of Oregon.

 
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