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Salem ice cream factory closing; 100 jobs lost

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Foster Farms Dairy is closing the Deluxe Ice Cream factory in Salem, resulting in about 100 layoffs.

 

Foreclosure filings plummet

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Oregon foreclosure filings hit a five-year low in July as a new mediation program took effect.

 

Group questions Regence rate-hike

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

A consumer group says Regence BlueCross BlueShield hasn't justified its rate-hike proposal that would affect 52,000 people who buy insurance in the individual market.

 

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.

 
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