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Indow Windows gets $1.3M investment

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Portland-based Indow Windows closed on a $1.3 million Series A investment.

 

Port of Portland dispute backs up cargo

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Longshoremen and electrical workers in a labor dispute at the Port of Portland have backed up cargo across the Northwest during the last two weeks.

 

SoloPower unveils products

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SoloPower goes public at the Intersolar Europe conference with its new solar products which will be manufactured in North Portland.

 

Monthly job data volatile

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Changes in the way jobs are tracked makes the monthly data volatile, economists say.

 

Oregon gets mixed review for small business help

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oregon is a great place to start a small business, but hiring costs for new employees are high, according to a new survey.

 

Proposed gillnetting ban pits fishermen against conservationists

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Conservation groups are banding together with wealthy sport fishermen on a proposed ban on gillnetting.

 

Oregon adds 6,900 jobs in May

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oregon employers created one of every ten jobs in the U.S. in May.

 
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