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Oregon corn crops increase

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Oregon's field corn production has doubled since 2000, and the drought in the Midwest may increase that number even more.

 

Shoe entrepreneur seeks funding

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Portland entrepreneur David Sypniewski seeks funding for his minimalist shoe brand Skora.

 

Midwest drought boosts Oregon tree growers

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Midwest droughts have devastated newly-planted Christmas tree crops, eventually benefiting Oregon growers.

 

Water agreement sought

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

A new group is working on an agreement between storing water for summer crops and conservation interests.

 

Jobless claims drop

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week, consistent with modest gains in hiring.

 

Log exports to China drop

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

China's slowing economy may benefit Oregon's lumber and plywood mills by making more timber available at reasonable prices.

 

Oregonian could switch to non-daily schedule

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The Oregonian's New Jersey-based owner, Advance Publications, is moving to a web-based model and is considering changing publishing schedules at many of its newspapers.

 
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