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China targets energy, health industries

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Monday, July 30, 2012

China's government is launching projects to attract private investment in energy and health to boost a slumping economy.

 

Port of Astoria in financial trouble

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Friday, July 27, 2012

A recent audit on the Port of Astoria shows major financial troubles, compounded by a slowdown in log exports.

 

Ranchers struggling after wildfires

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Oregon ranchers who lost grazing land to recent wildfires are struggling to feed their cattle this summer.

 

Ted Wheeler calls for PERS changes

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler endorsed changes to the state's Public Employees Retirement System.

 

Natural gas rates fall

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Oregon homeowners can expect a reduction in natural gas rates this fall and winter.

 

Beaverton embraces composting

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Friday, July 27, 2012

A new Beaverton program will send food scraps to a compost facility instead of a landfill, as part of a wider Portland-area shift.

 

Adidas releases adizero Primeknit

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Friday, July 27, 2012

A day before the Olympic opening ceremonies, Adidas introduced the adizero Primeknit.

 
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