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A-Dec wins $39.5M Navy contract

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Newberg-based dental equipment company A-Dec won a five-year contract to supply dental delivery systems to the Navy.

 

Longshore union sues Port of Portland

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Friday, August 17, 2012

The longshore union is suing the Port of Portland for giving its terminal operator $4.7 million to cover recent losses.

 

Lane County home sales jump

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Lane County home sales climbed by more than 20% in July.

 

PNNL gets $1M

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory landed a $1 million investment from the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

Bloggers spotlight Oregon wine

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Nearly 400 wine bloggers are gathering in Portland this week for a conference.

 

U.S. reworking Fannie, Freddie bailout

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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Treasury Department is reworking the terms of its bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to shrink the companies more quickly and benefit taxpayers.

 

Apple plans large Oregon data center

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Apple submitted its master plan for a large-scale data center to the city of Prineville.

 
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