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Wind makes 10.5% of Oregon electricity

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

10.5% of the electricity generated in Oregon comes from wind farms, the sixth highest rate in the nation.

 

Facebook plans third data center

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Facebook has filed plans for a third data center in Prineville, a smaller facility of about 62,000 square feet.

 

Boeing benefits Gresham

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Boeing's new chemical processing plant cements the company as the largest manufacturing employer in Gresham.

 

Portland home affordability slips

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Price gains hurt the ability of Portland-area families to buy a home.

 

Portland may fluoridate water

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Portland City Council will consider a measure to fluoridate the city's water.

 

Oregon has five months of job gains

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oregon gained jobs for the fifth straight month in July, the longest growth streak since March 2007.

 

Retailers turn to mobile payments

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Big name retailers are teaming up to create Merchant Customer Exchange, a new company that will give customers the option of paying for purchases with their cellphones.

 
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