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Olsson Industrial Electric wins upgrade contract

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Springfield-based electrical systems company was awarded the $34.99 million contract to upgrade the McNary Lock and Dam.

 

SoarOregon drops $327K in grants

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The state-funded drone backer gave $327,000 to five Oregon unmanned aerial systems companies.

 

Luxury RV maker to add jobs

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Coburg-based Marathon Coach Inc. plans to add 25 employees to its 147-person workforce.

 

Portland: Best city to own a dog

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Rose City topped NerdWallet.com's list of best cities to own a dog.

 

Portland receives high national business ranking

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Rose City ranked 17th among U.S. cities in terms of small business advantages.

 

Oregon gained 15,000 jobs

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The two-month increase was the largest since November-December 2005, but the state's unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.9%.

 

Salem may relax rules for food trucks

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

An ordinance could ease the regulations preventing food trucks and trailers from gathering on private property.

 
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